A status red warning has been issued for severe winds associated with storm Jorge on Saturday for counties Clare And Galway. Road users are being advised not to make any non-essential journeys in the affected areas during the storm window from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday. Road users are also being warned to be on guard for dangers posed by hazards following the extreme weather event including downed pylons lines, trees and branches.
A Status Orange Wind warning for Clare will be in effect from 6am on Saturday to 3am on Sunday.
Clare County Council is urging the public not to travel during the red level warning period (1pm to 4.00pm Saturday). Organisers of events scheduled to take place during the red warning in Clare are being advised to postpone events in the interests of public safety.
Clare County Council’s Crisis Management Team will continue to meet over the weekend. Council crews will commence any clear-up operations once the red level warning period has expired. Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution during and after the wind warnings as debris on the roads is expected.