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Hazardous road conditions in Clare

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has renewed its appeal to users to take extra care on the roads as Met Éireann have issued an ORANGE weather warning for counties Clare, Kerry and Cork. Prolonged falls of very heavy is rain expected overnight today (Friday) and during Saturday, with totals of 30 to 50mm, larger totals on higher ground. Further flooding is expected. The poor weather will create potentially hazardous conditions for road users. As such the RSA is advising drivers that; It takes longer to stop a vehicle on wet roads so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front, 4 seconds at a minimum (use the 2 second rule and repeat it twice). Take special care when driving behind trucks or buses as they generate a considerable amount of spray which reduces your visibility. Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are advised to be seen. Wear bright …

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Orange Weather Alert

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extreme care when using the roads this weekend as Met Éireann has issued an orange weather alert warning of extreme winds from Saturday afternoon through to early Sunday morning. The forecast is for south-westerly winds, veering west, with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h, reaching gusts of 110 km/h and130km/h, in exposed coasts and headlands, for a time on Saturday evening and early night. There will be high seas and some high tides and coastal flooding is possible. The RSA also advises road users to: Beware of objects being blown out onto the road and to expect the unexpected. In particular watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road. Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds. Drivers should allow extra space around vulnerable road users such as …

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Orange weather alert

County Clare remains on alert for high winds following a night of bad conditions across the county. Met Éireann says it’s status orange wind warning remains in place, while Clare County Council has urged residents in coastal areas to remain vigilant. There have been no reports of damage but the ESB is dealing with a power outage in the Ennistymon area, which should be restored by 1pm

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Weather Alert: Foggy conditions

The Road Safety Authority today (Wednesday) is renewing its appeal for road users to be aware of the dangers posed by dense fog, following an updated Orange Weather Warning from Met Éireann. The warning’s in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim and Roscommon today until tomorrow morning but other areas might also be affected. Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Road Safety Authority said, “Heavy fog seriously reduces your visibility and makes driving very dangerous. Our advice is to switch on dipped headlights and fog lamps, reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. If the fog closes in, reduce your speed further and take your time getting to your destination. Open your window a little so you can listen out for other road users, particularly at junctions. Vulnerable road users should avoid, cycling or walking in fog unless it is a necessity.” All road users are advised to listen to weather …

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RSA Alert: dense fog hazard

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is warning road users today (Tuesday) of the dangers posed by dense fog following an Orange Weather Warning from Met Éireann, forecasting widespread fog across the country this evening. Dense fog will develop in many places tonight and will lead to greatly reduced visibilities and poor driving conditions. The fog is likely to clear only slowly during Wednesday. Advising road users Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Road Safety Authority, said,“Heavy fog seriously reduces your visibility and makes driving very dangerous. Our advice is to switch on dipped headlights and fog lamps, reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. If the fog closes in, reduce your speed further and take your time getting to your destination. Open your window a little so you can listen out for other road users, particularly at junctions. Vulnerable road users should avoid, cycling or walking in fog unless it is a necessity.” All road users are …

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