Heavy snow fall in Kerry

21 Jan


Heavy snow fall has been reported in nearly all parts of the county, and gardai and Kerry County Council are urging motorist to exercise extreme caution.
Cars and trucks have already been abandoned in several areas. Kerry County Council says that the Conor Pass should not be used. Molls Gap to Kenmare is also closed. Snow ploughs operated on the Camp to Dingle road overnight to clear some parts of the road and also salted areas but the council says any motorists taking the N86 should drive with extreme caution.

Tralee Gardai says there are problems in the Listellig, Abbeydorney, Leith and Tralee to Castleisland areas. Killarney Garda are warning about heavy snow on the county bounds and of problems at Brennans Glen on the Tralee to Killarney road. There are also difficulties on the Castleisland bypass, and on the N21 Castleisland road at Gleannsharoon.Kerry County Council say that the Tralee to Listowel road should be travelled with extreme caution, particularly from Oakpark to Leith, and there is a truck stuck at Laharn.

Caution is advised on the Tralee to Castlemaine Road particularly by the top of the hill near Quills. Kerry County Council crews are working on routes throughout the county but care should be taken in all areas and non essential travel should be avoided. Motorists travelling to Limerick have been advised to avoid the Castleisland/ Abbeyfeale road if possible. Bus Eireann says all its services in Kerry are operating, but with some delays.

The following schools are closed for today are

  • Two Mile National School and
  • Tiernaboul National School both in Killarney,
  • Scartaglen School,
  • Scoil Ide in Curranes,
  • Listellick National School,
  • Knockanes NS in Headford,
  • Gneeveguilla NS.
  • Knockaclarig School is also closed and parents are asked to check the schools website for further details.


2 Responses to “Heavy snow fall in Kerry”

  1. Random Punter January 25, 2013 at 10:18 #

    Update: Friday 25th Jamuary Conor Pass remains clsoed due to icy conditions: http://www.radiokerry.ie/news/conor-pass-remains-closed/

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