March 28, 2020

A touch of frost as Council rolls out winter roads plan

AFTER a brief respite from showers this morning, heavy rain will return to batter Kilkenny and the rest of the country over the coming days as temperatures plummet.

Today will get wetter as the evening sets in, but Kilkenny and Leinster will be saved the worst of the heaviest rain that will drench Munster, Connacht and west Ulster.
Rain will continue into tomorrow before a major change in temperatures on Thursday, with colder conditions setting in after heavy rain throughout the day. Forecasters also predict frosty conditions will kick in during the night.

A Met Éireann spokesperson said: “Thursday night will be dry, but quite cold, with some grass frost. Mist or fog patches also, as winds decrease. Minimum of 1 to 5C.”

Thankfully, this weekend looks set to be dry, but the icy temperatures will continue into next week.

Meanwhile, Kilkenny County Council has confirmed its Winter Maintenance Plan for the county’s roads has already come into effect.

The plan will remain in place until April 30 next year and will involve daily monitoring of road conditions.

Under the plan, our main roads will be kept free of frost and ice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the deployment of salt spreaders. The council will also provide maintenance services on minor roads in the event of severe weather conditions.


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