25 Sept 2022

Storm Emma: Tipperary fire service keeps 12 stations on standby

Storm Emma: Tipperary fire service keeps 12 stations on standby

Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service attend the scene of a fallen tree outside Clonmel

All 12 fire stations and crew in Tipperary remain on standby in the wake of Storm Emma.

Chief fire officer with Tipperary County Council Dave Carroll told the Tipperary Star that the service had responded to seven call outs during Storm Emma and the unprecedented snow fall over the past 24 hours.

Most of those call outs were chimney fires but the service also responded to ambulance assists, he said.

"People are staying put and we are keeping an eye on things," he said.

He advised motorists to stay off the roads, saying, "just because the ploughs are out, it doesn't mean that roads are passable".

Meanwhile, with the Status Red alert ongoing until 9am on Saturday, Roscrea Gardai are advising people not to make unnecessary journeys.

It was still snowing in the area at 9.45pm this Friday.

"The roads are treacherous around Roscrea. It is a risk to life to drive," said a spokesperson.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.