Our GIS team are working in conjunction with the Roads Dept to produce an online map of Wicklow Road Conditions showing impassable roads and roads where single lane only traffic applies.
A complete survey will indicate all roads and their current status, this will be updated both as roads are cleared and as survey is complete. The roads shown on the attached map are impassable, however, it should be noted that this is not a complete picture of current status of all roads in the county.
In accordance with the press release from 5th March updating on the severe weather event:
“Wicklow County Council is deploying additional engineering resources, Council crews and a significant amount of extra plant and machinery, in an effort to clear snow from the worst affected areas.
Local farming community and plant hire contractors are working with Council personnel in order to clear the roads the Council has been unable to get to.
The Army is also providing two snow ploughs together with two loading shovels with drivers to support the Council and community effort.
Due to the scale of the snowfall and extent of drifting, the Council is requesting voluntary assistance from the public with the following:
1. Clearing snow from footpaths in front of their premises in urban areas
2. Clearing snow from roads and footpaths in housing estates
3. People with equipment such as high-power tractors with loading shovels to assist in clearing snow drifts from local roads
People who assist are requested to clear snow safely and to avoid creating any additional hazards.
The Council wishes to sincerely thank the general public for the magnificent response to tackling the after effects of this unprecedented weather event. These efforts have significantly complemented the work of the Council teams and the other emergency agencies.
The Council will continue to communicate with the public through social media and other communications channels as roads are re-opened.”