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How to Cope with Severe Cold Weather

Creator:

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Subject Keywords: Cold weather, Climate, Advice
Set: Fuel Poverty
Type: Website
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

General Advice:

  • Be Informed - Listen to local radio: Check Weather Forecast
  • Be Careful when walking or driving on compacted snow – it may have turned to ice – avoid unnecessary walking journeys

Driving

  • Avoid travelling in hazardous conditions. Stay off mountain passes and roads that are difficult or have a steep incline.
  • If you must make a journey when snow is forecast, try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling. Drivers should adjust speed to suit the weather conditions. Black ice poses a particular hazard and as it may not be visible to motorists and pedestrians.
  • Allow extra time and drive with caution. Let someone know your route and when you expect to arrive.

Date:

24/11/2011

Rights: © Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Suggested citation:

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. (2011) How to Cope with Severe Cold Weather [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/98941 [Accessed: 26th May 2018].

  

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