By Naomi Hamilton O’Donnell
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising road users to exercise caution while parts of the country are under Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings today due to Storm Agnes.
Storm Agnes will track northeastwards over Ireland today bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds. Galway has been under a Yellow Wind Warning since 07:00 this morning along with Munster and Leinster, with the warning lasting until midnight tonight.
Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford are under an Orange Wind Warning until 17:00 this evening. An Orange Rain Warning is in place for counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford until 15:00 today. A status Yellow Rain Warning has been issued for Carlow, Dublin, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry and Waterford until midnight tonight.
Road Safety Warning
The RSA is warning that the storm could lead to difficult travel conditions for road users, with the heavy rains and wind bringing a risk of potential spot flooding, power outages and fallen trees.
Road users in areas under Orange Warnings are advised to check local traffic and weather conditions before travelling.
Motorists are advised to slow down, avoid flooded areas, watch out for fallen debris and drive with dipped headlights at all times.
Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to be seen by wearing high-visibility clothing and to take care when crossing the road or cycling in windy conditions.