Friday 31 October 2014

Delays for commuters due to strong cross winds and surface water

Published 06/01/2014 | 07:28

Cork City Fire Brigade pictured on a flooded Wandesford Quay, Cork city.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Cork City Fire Brigade pictured on a flooded Wandesford Quay, Cork city. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Motorists are being advised to take extra care while commuting this morning, as gusts of up to 120km per hour are expected.

Morning commuters in coastal areas are asked to be extra careful around high tide times. High tide in Cork will take place at around 9am, while Galway and Clare will experience high tide at around 8.30am.

In Limerick, Tipperary and Offaly, there are reports of particularly strong cross-winds on the M7 Limerick/Dublin Road between Moneygall and Limerick.

In Wicklow, the N11 Dublin/ Wexford Rd south of Bray is also experiencing cross-winds and surface water. Gardai are advising people to take care.

In Galway, the Salthill Promenade from Grattan Rd and Seapoint Promenade is closed due to heavy spray being blown up on the road.

AA Roadwatch are asking people to remember high sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed road and to be mindful of cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

Met Eireann has a Orange Weather Warning in operation for for Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

For Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo and Tipperary a yellow warning is in operation.

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