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Severe Weather Update 3rd March 6:30pm

County Westmeath is subject to an ongoing Status Orange Weather Warning due to widespread lying snow and ice, continuing to lead to hazardous conditions. There was little or no thawing of snow and ice today and many local roads are still impassable due to snow drifts. Please do not commence a journey unless you are certain that the route you intend to take is passable.

Update on Priority Routes
National Primary (N4) and Secondary Roads (N51, N52, N55, N62) are now passable with care.

The following Regional Roads are now passable with extreme care:

  • R148 - Coralstown to Kinnegad
  • R156 – The Downs to the Meath County Boundary
  • R195 – Castlepollard to Oldcastle
  • R389 – Kilbeggan to Skeagh
  • R390 - Mullingar to Athlone
  • R391 – Ballinea to Horseleap
  • R392 - Mullingar to Longford County Boundary
  • R393 – Mullingar to Ballinacarrigy to the Longford County Boundary
  • R394 – Mullingar to Castlepollard to Finnea
  • R395 – Delvin to Castlepollard to the Longford County Boundary
  • R396 – Coole to the Longford County Boundary
  • R400 – Mullingar to Rochfortbridge
  • R444 – Moate to Ballinahown
  • R446 - Athlone to Kinnegad

All of the main streets, roads and footpaths in Athlone and Mullingar have been treated and are passable with care.

Council crews, assisted by the defence forces, contractors and volunteers continue to clear snow and ice from the road network and will mobilise again tomorrow, Sunday morning. The priority tomorrow will be strategic local roads and access to smaller villages and rural areas, in an effort to get as many roads as possible open for Monday.

Westmeath County Council will resume normal business on Monday, 5th March 2018 and it is intended that all public facilities would be reopen at their usual time.

If you require assistance from Westmeath County Council please call the Council’s main telephone number: (044) 9332000.


Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 03/03/2018