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Storm Kathleen - Galway City Closes Carparks, Road Access

5th April 2024
Storm Kathleen: Strong and fast winds will bring disruption across Ireland
Storm Kathleen: Strong and fast winds will bring disruption across Ireland Credit: BBC

Storm Kathleen has prompted Galway City Council to close access to roads and car parks and to distribute sandbags to areas vulnerable to potential flooding.

A yellow wind warning for Ireland has already been issued by Met Éireann for the gale force southerly winds, with some severe and damaging gusts..

The orange warning for Galway and Mayo extends from 0700 hours to 1400 hours in Galway on Saturday (April 6), with potential for very difficult travel conditions; fallen trees; power outages; coastal flooding and wave overtopping

Galway City Council says that Silverstrand road, Barna, will be closed off to the public until further notice, and Ballyloughane beach road in Renmore will be open for local access only until further notice.

It says that city council crews will be on hand monitoring a possible road closure from the mini-roundabout at Salthill Upper/Threadneedle Road along Seapoint Promenade as far as Galway Business School during the severe weather event.

Toft, Salthill and Silverstrand road car parks will remain closed, it says. It warns property owners and residents in areas prone to flooding to “be prepared with any measures they have available to them”.

It says that sandbags will be available from this evening, Friday, at the following locations:

  • Tourist Kiosk Salthill
  • Claddagh Hall
  • Fire Station Fr Burke Road
  • Spanish Arch
  • Docks beside the pedestrian crossing (St Nicholas Street)

People are advised to continue to monitor updates in relation to weather alerts on or download the Met Éireann app.

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