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Snow is here. Status Red alert in place. Some Schools closed, Transport routes running but limited

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
dlr County
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With the Status Red weather warning now in place for Dublin, and the potential for further inclement winter weather later this week, the Office of Emergency Planning has all of the information you need to be Winter Ready for Storm Emma. The Council will be updating local information on this website and social media. Stay safe, stay warm, drive safely and slowly, take care on pedestrian paths.


dlr is working to keep our county running during the upcoming winter storm. The council will be gritting roads and staff will be maintaining pedestrian access into and around hospitals, public transport stations, sheltered housing associations, schools and business districts, among others.

We also have advice on how to clear footpaths and treatment of snow here.

dlr will have snow ploughs and gritters working to keep roads passable and a Winter Service Plan is in place for events such as this – see our gritting map here.

While dlr cannot treat all public roads in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, if you are aware of a particular route that requires more attention please contact us as follows: Email: roadmaintenance@dlrcoco.ie or tel: 01 2054879

dlr can be contacted on:
01 2054700
@dlrcc on twitter
Out of Hours Emergency Contact No: 01 6778844

Things you can do in Storm Emma

  • Check on elderly or vulnerable neighbours, friends and relatives
  • Drive carefully and slowly, making sure to remove all snow from your car before a undertaking a journey
  • Beware of icy pathways and if you are able, clear snow from your driveway
  • When outdoors, wear suitable clothing and footwear

Check back with us as we will be updating our website and social media platforms with relevant information as the week progresses

Stay updated with the following useful contacts and information sources during bad weather:

Road Safety Authority
AA Roadwatch
Weather updates

Bus Éireann
Dublin Bus
Iarnród Éireann
Transport Infrastructure Ireland

ESB - To report an outage Tel: 1850 372 999/021 2382410
Gas Networks Ireland - Emergency Line Tel: 1850 20 50 50
Irish Water supply and service updates - Tel: 1850 278 278