Louth County Council working to clear roads and advise public to use caution if going outside

Tia Clarke

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Dundalk in snow

Louth County Council working to clear roads this morning

This morning, Louth County Council revealed that they held an Emergency Management meeting with the Gardai and HSE.

An update from Louth County Council following the meeting revealed that ploughing operations have re-commenced.

The council received reports that the N2 and the N51 are blocked by snow drifts and that they are currently working to clear those routes.

A red level warning still remains in place for Louth, however the blizzard conditions seem to have passed and the public safety advice to stay indoors has been lifted for the area.

The public has been advised not to drive at present.

Louth County Council said: “We have a number of private vehicles blocking the roads and impeding the work of the ploughing crews. The red weather warning is still in effect and the public is advised to use caution if going outdoors.”

The local council also revealed that there were reports of power outages in Drogheda and other areas in the south of the county.

A spokesperson for the council also revealed: “Assistance overnight was to ambulance services which involved in each case Fire Services digging out the ambulances.”

Louth County Council Staff said they will “continue to monitor the weather conditions” and “manage requests for assistance in a timely and safe manner”.

The council will hold another meeting at 12 noon to reasses the situation. Updates as we have them.