Donegal County Council is once again urging members of the public to take extra care this weekend with extreme weather conditions forecasted for the next few days.
Met Eireann has issued an Orange Alert for high winds and a yellow alert for rain for the coming days. Exceptionally high tides also mean that there is a very high risk of flooding, especially in coastal areas.
The council is closing The Quay car park in Donegal Town this evening and say it is likely to remain closed the rest of the weekend. There are a number of alternative car parks available in the town.
Members of the public are being asked to exercise caution, particularly in areas adjacent to the coastline and areas which are susceptible to coastal flooding. “In particular we are urging people to stay away from seawalls and coastal areas during high seas and high tides,” a spokesperson said.
Sandbags will be made available to the public on a needs basis from the Council’s depot at Laghey. You can also contact the Council during business hours at 074 91 53900.
The Council will continue to monitor conditions and staff are on standby over the weekend to respond to emergency call outs.
In the event of an out of hours emergency, call 074 9172288 for Roads Service or 074 91 72399 for Water Service.
To keep up to date on all road conditions, follow the council on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or the Donegal County Counci Facebook page.