Road and possible school closures to be expected due to Storm Callum

People in Sligo and Donegal in particular can expect possible school closures, road closures, delays and dangerous conditions tonight and tomorrow morning due to Storm Callum.

Both counties are under an Orange Wind warning from 10pm and the National Emergency Group is warning that it may result in some schools taking the decision to close tomorrow.

Leitrim is under a Yellow wind warning with slightly less of a threat.

Councils in Sligo and Donegal have been holding meeting of their crisis managment teams this morning.

While the national emergency group is set to meet at 3pm.

They are warning that some schools especially in counties under an Orange alert may be forced to close.

The orange alert means a possible threat to life or property as a result of the damage expected from these high winds which will gust up to 130 km an hour especially in coastal areas.

As the storm coincide with high tides in the morning at around half past eight certain areas prone to flooding are likely to be affected.

Sligo County Council is warning that they may have to close some roads in the morning prone to flooding such as the Mardyke, Scotsman’s Walk, Gibraltar, Back Avenue in Sligo and Coast Road Easkey.

The Council is also urging people to avoid coastal areas and avoid any unecessary journeys during the storm warning which is from midnight tonight until 1pm tomorrow.

In Donegal, the Council is warning property owners to secure any loose items of furniture, scaffolding, signage and items like trampolines and bins in back gardens.

Independent Councillor John Campbell is urging anyone living in an area prone to flooding to avail of sandbags that the Council is providing: