RSA urging road users to exercise caution over the weekend due to storm
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend as Met Éireann has issued Status Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds.
Met Éireann has issued two orange wind warnings ahead of Storm Aiden, which is set to hit the country this Halloween (tomorrow, Saturday, October 31).
Both alerts were issued by the national meteorological office at 10:00am this morning (Friday, October 30).
The first orange warning will come into effect at 5:00am tomorrow morning and remain in place until 10:00am.Also Read: Status Orange wind warnings issued ahead of Storm Aiden
Drivers are being warned that on top of recent heavy rainfall and severe winds, this storm has the potential to make road conditions “even more hazardous” and to exercise caution when using the roads over the next few days.
Road users in areas affected by the orange warnings for strong winds are advised to check local traffic and weather conditions before setting out on a journey.
Advice has also been issued for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists; who are urged to keep safe by making sure they can be seen, by wearing bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.
They are also advised to take extra care when crossing the road or cycling in extremely windy conditions as a sudden gust of wind could blow someone into the path of an oncoming vehicle.