PRESS RELEASE AT 17.00 – 27th FEBRUARY 2018 – LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL


Due to the upcoming Snow-Ice Weather Event, Laois County Council has arranged for supplies of grit and salt to be made available at the following locations:

Salt Supply Locations:

Donaghmore Workhouse,
Borris-in-Ossory Courthouse,
Castletown Water Treatment Plant,
Camross Village,
Kiln Lane Mountrath,
Durrow RC Church,
Ballacolla GAA field,
Errill RC Church,
Clough Village,
Mountmellick Council Depot,
Clonaslee Village,
Abbeyleix Council Depot,
Portarlington, Council Depot, Link Road,
Stradbally, Council Depot, Main Street,
Graiguecullen, Council Depot, Sleaty Road.

Grit Supply Locations:

Donaghmore Workhouse
Borris-in-Ossory Courthouse
Mountmellick Council Depot
Clonaslee Village
Rosenallis
Ballyfin Grave Yard
Clonminam Ind Estate
Abbeyleix Council Depot
Ballinakill – Layby beside Cattle Mart
Portarlington, Council Depot, Link Road,
Stradbally, Council Depot, Main Street,
Graiguecullen, Council Depot, Sleaty Road
Coolrain, Ballickmoyler (Chip Depot, Opposite SB Steel, on the N80).

View map by clicking on the link Snow Ice Severe Weather Grit Salt Map 2018

Quantities required for individual use:

A 1kg bag of salt is enough to treat 25 metres of 2 metre wide footpath. Salt usage should be limited to footpaths, driveways etc.
1 tonne of grit should be enough to cover 3km of roadway assuming 100grammes per square metre.

Also, due to the predicted severe weather, Laois County Council and Offaly County Council will be closing the R440 from the Cattle Mart on Rushin Road , Mountrath to an area close to Kinnitty Village (exact details available from Offaly County Council) from today 27/2/2018 until further notice.
View map here R440RoadClosure

Laois County Council ask all road users to pay particular attention to the conditions in which they are driving and should conditions deteriorate we advise that you do not make any unnecessary journeys.
We would ask the public to check https://www.winterready.ie/en for advice on how to deal with potential adverse weather conditions. Please check on the elderly and isolated neighbours and friends and ensure they have adequate stocks of food and fuel.

For Further Information please visit www.laois.ie and www.winteready.ie