Laois Crisis Management Team : Latest Update (17/10/2017 11:50)


Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and HSE Crisis Management Team wish to advise that all priority routes in the county are deemed passable with care.  The public are urged to exercise caution at all times due to fallen debris and unstable trees.  The following route remains blocked:

  • Mountmellick to Ballyfin Rd. (R423) – Council crews have attended the site and we are awaiting ESB assistance due to live power lines.

Further short-term closures will occur throughout the day to deal with dangerous obstructions and potential obstructions.

Since 6.30am this morning, over 30 incidents have been dealt with by the area staff and the fire service crews.  The Council Housing maintenance crew are also dealing with incidents received and these will be dealt with on a priority basis.

The following is the update on Water and Wastewater outages in Laois.

  1. Pallas Water Booster Station Back in operation. Supply being restored to areas affected.
  2. The Strand Public Water Scheme – still out.
  3. Coolenaugh Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants – still out.
  4. Mountmellick WW Network – pumping stations at Connolly Street, Irishtown and Emmet Terrace. This issue will need to be monitored and emergency emptying may be required – all 3 pumping stations back on line.
  5. Knocks Water and Drim Water – affecting Mountrath – Knocks Water Treatment Plant back in operation.
  6. Arles Water and more than likely Wastewater Treatment Plant – still out.

Please note this may not be an exhaustive list of outages.

The Crisis Management Team would like to acknowledge and thank the public for their on-going co-operation.

The local number for the Severe Weather Communication Centre is 1890837273.  Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services dial 999 or 112.