All National Roads Cleared In Cork As Recovery Works Continue

The Council have said all National roads are now cleared across Cork as recovery works continue in the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.

As of yesterday, the Council has received over 400 incident calls and are currently working to clear secondary & local roads.

The Chief Executive, Mr Tim Lucey said:

“Many roads are still blocked and in some cases the Council may not be aware that they are blocked. This is especially true of local roads.

“I would encourage people to notify us of any roads that are blocked. People can do so by calling our emergency report line at (021) 4800048.

“We will continue to identify and prioritise jobs throughout the day. Our priority at all times will be to ensure the safety of the public and of staff.

“Contractors have been called in to support Council crews to ensure that the job gets done as quickly as possible so as to ensure that people can go about their daily lives again”.

Clean up operations started across Cork County from yesterday evening with Council crews tending to blocked roads, fallen trees, and the removal of debris resulting from the effects of Storm Ophelia.

The recovery works were prioritised by the Council’s Crisis Management Team which met throughout the day yesterday and met again this morning.

The Council is carrying out an assessment of towns and villages affected, and will over the coming days facilitate any cleanups required.

All Council offices are open for business as usual today.

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