Update On The Effects Of The Cold Weather

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Blennerville Windmill taken yesterday by Amy O’Brien.

A STATUS Orange weather warning is now in effect for Kerry until 6pm this evening. Freezing temperatures and further snowfall overnight means many routes will remain dangerous for driving over the course of the morning.

While national primary routes were treated from 5am this morning by council crews, there will be hazardous and treacherous conditions on some regional and local roads until a thaw sets in.

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An emergency contact line is available on 066 7183588. Rain is expected later today.

Meanwhile, most other businesses in town are back operating again.

• Dunnes Stores will open at 1pm (closing at 7pm) while Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Garveys Supervalu supermarkets are open, as are all Centra, Gala, Daybreak and other ‘corner’ shops in the Tralee area.

• Tralee Omniplex is open today.

• Tralee Credit Union is open  in Tralee and Castleisland  until 3:30pm.

• The Chapter 23 Credit Unions Schools Quiz Final arranged for tomorrow, at Ballyroe Heights Hotel Tralee, is postponed and will take place on Sunday 11th March. The venue will be decided early next week.

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