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Status Orange Warning For Snow And Ice Issued For The City

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

12:54 9 Mar 2023

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Two orange alerts for snow and ice have been issued.

All of Connacht, along with Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare, Longford, Louth, Meath and Westmeath, are subject to an Orange level Snow/Ice warning from now until 10 am tomorrow.

Tonight, counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow and Tipperary are under an orange alert from 9pm to 10am tomorrow.

10 centimetres of snow is being forecast for some areas.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is making extra beds available during the weather alert.

Emergency accommodation is available on a 24-hour basis with meals, and the executive is encouraging anyone who needs support to contact their local authority early in the day.

The Dublin Region Outreach Service will be working directly with rough sleepers from 7am to 1am encouraging anyone they meet to take up emergency accommodation.

It says: "During this period of extreme weather, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) has its Protocol in place, which sets out the coordinated response activated during extreme weather conditions or adverse events.

"The DRHE increased bed capacity as part of the Cold Weather Strategy, which commenced in November 2022. All emergency accommodation is provided on a 24-hour basis with meals.

"Extreme Weather contingency beds are temporary and activated for the period of the alert, these are provided by NGO partners on behalf of the DRHE.

"We encourage anyone requiring emergency accommodation to contact their Local Authority or the Freephone service early in the day.

"The Dublin Region Outreach Service is working directly with rough sleepers from 7am to 1am daily and assists any individuals they meet to take up emergency accommodation."

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