Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

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WHILE a Status Yellow wind and rain warning has passed here in Kerry this afternoon, another more severe warning has just been issued by Met Eireann.

Storm Diana is on the way and a Status Orange wind warning will be in place for Kerry, Cork and Waterford from 6am to 12 noon on Wednesday.

Severe south to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h will gust 110 to 130 km/h. There will be high seas also, with a risk of coastal flooding.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads on Wednesday in light of the weather warning.

The RSA has the following advice for road users:

·         Beware of objects being blown out onto the road. Expect the unexpected.

·         Watch out for falling/fallen debris on the road and vehicles veering across the road

·         Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds

·         Allow extra space between you and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists

·         Drive with dipped headlights at all times

Advice to Pedestrians, Cyclists and motorcyclists;

·         Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.

·         Take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow you into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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