Road conditions in Co. Leitrim

Following the heavy snow fall which has hampered driving conditions throughout the county, Leitrim County Council today said the National Primary routes remain passable but motorists "are advised to drive with extreme care and caution."

Following the heavy snow fall which has hampered driving conditions throughout the county, Leitrim County Council today said the National Primary routes remain passable but motorists "are advised to drive with extreme care and caution."

The statement which was published on Leitrim County Council's website said:

"Following last night's heavy snowfall in Leitrim, the roads throughout the County are in a treacherous condition. Gritting operations on Priority 1 and 2 roads continued throughout the night and remain ongoing. Snow ploughs are also in operation. The National Primary routes remain passable, but motorists are advised to drive with extreme care and caution.

"The priority regional roads – R280, R202, R199, R208 and R209 – have been treated but not all these routes have received the attention of the snow ploughs. Driving conditions on these routes will be extremely difficult. All other routes remain untreated. Leitrim County Council will continue to endeavour to deal with individual hardship cases and in this regard contact should be made through the Council's Local Area Office.

"It is advised that only essential journeys should be undertaken during the current weather conditions and motorists should ensure that their vehicles are in such condition as to undertake all journeys safely.

"Salt stocks are low and will be conserved for use on Priority routes."

WATER SUPPLY

"Water supplies continue to be critical and night time restrictions will continue for the foreseeable future.

"Leitrim County Council appeals to all water consumers in the County to conserve supplies and check for possible leaks. Reservoir levels are low. We are again appealing to Group Water Scheme Trustees to actively check their schemes for problems such as leaks, wastage etc., Leitrim County Council would like to thank you for your co-operation and regret any inconvenience caused.

"The Council is in regular liaison with the HSE and other agencies to ensure that access is maintained for provision of services to the more vulnerable sectors of our community. Any requests for assistance should be addressed to the Council's headquarters at Aras an Chontae in Carrick on Shannon at 071 9620005 or 1890 302 302 or to the Council's District Engineers Offices at the telephone contact details as outlined on the Council's website.

"The public is advised to be aware of the needs of the vulnerable and to bring any concerns to our attention."