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20 Jan 2022

Offaly County Council responds to fallen trees as Storm Barra moves over Ireland

Offaly County Council responds to fallen trees as Storm Barra moves over Ireland

Offaly County Council responds to fallen trees as Storm Barra moves over Ireland

Offaly County Council is out and about today cleaning up debris as a result of Storm Barra.

While Offaly is avoiding the worst effects of the Atlantic weather bomb, the county remains under a Met Eireann Status yellow wind and rain warning which is forecast to continue until 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday, December 8.

In a statement, the council said that it "crews have responded to a small number of minor tree falls this morning, but there have been no significant issues.

"In the interest of safety,  a decision has been made to close Derryclure Civic Amenity Site to the public from 12:30 onwards, today, Tuesday, December 7, 2021," they added.

It is expected that the facility will open tomorrow. Birr and Edenderry Civic Amenity Centres will remain open today.

"Our Severe Weather Team is continuing to monitor the situation and deal with any issues which may arise. "We will continue to keep you updated," the council concluded.

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