Severe Weather Event – Statement, Mayo County Council – Update: Thursday March 01st 16.30

Posted in Connect on March 1, 2018.

In response to the Red Alert Warning issued by Met Eireann and following advice from the National Emergency Coordination Group, Mayo County Council confirmed earlier today that it will close its Offices including Libraries and Civic Amenities from 2.00pm this afternoon Thursday March 01st until Monday March 05th at 9.00am. Essential services from our Winter Maintenance crews will remain in place in addition to any Staff supporting our response to this severe weather event.
Mayo County Council has confirmed that its Winter Maintenance teams are out across the County this afternoon and subject to safe conditions are due to be back out in the early hours of the morning with gritters and or snowploughs.  This matter is under constant review by the Head of Roads and his team with health and safety of Staff remaining a priority.
During extreme weather The Mayo Fire Service responses to emergencies may be hampered and restricted and response times may be increased. Accordingly Members of the public are advised to be even more vigilant than usual in respect of fire safety precautions at home.
The emergency contact numbers for the area offices of the Local Authority are outlined below.  Ongoing communications in relation to gritting will continue to be posted across all Mayo County Council Social Media.
Mayo County Council would encourage the public to adhere to advice been given for this severe weather event.  We would encourage drivers to always exercise caution when driving in poor weather conditions. Be Winter-ready, be prepared, stay safe.
Mayo County Council Crisis Management team is continuing to meet on a regular basis to assess the current status and forecasts.
Area Office Emergency Numbers:
Ballina:                                                      096 76159
Ballinrobe:                                               087 9940183
Belmullet:                                                087 6579348
Castlebar:                                                094 9034706
Claremorris:                                            086 0450200
Westport (South):                                  087 6474150
Westport (Newport & North):            087 6540206
Swinford links to Ballina out of hours

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