Get the shovel ready, or the JCB, for the coming snow

By Mark Keane

Get the shovel ready for the Beast from the East, or if possible, take a page out of Woodstown Village Knocklyon’s book and get the JCB ready.

These photos were taken in Woodstown Village back in 2010, the last time we had a decent fall of snow - with many, especially children, hoping that we have similar scenes as Storm Emma approaches later in the week. 

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In 2010 the Woodstown neighbours worked together, with the help of a JCB, to clear the snow from the roads and paths on Woodstown Park, with many communities preparing for the same level of snowfall as weather predictions worsen. 

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Local children wrapped up nice and warm for some snowball throwing 

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Neighbours working together to clear pathways

Status Orange

Yesterday, Met Eireann issued a Status Orange snow-ice warning, which is currently valid until tomorrow Wednesday 28 February 2018 11:00 am.  

For those braving the weather tomorrow, South Dublin County Council has recommended people ensure their car fuel is topped up, have a sleeping bag and bottle of water on hand and ensure phones are fully charged.





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