- Hundreds of primary
schools, secondary schools and playschools around
Inishowen and countywide will stay closed this week
until Thursday at the earliest.
- The Good Morning Donegal service which telephones
elderly and vulnerable people in their own homes
daily, say they are "heartened" that all 246 people
on their call list are reporting enough food, fuel
and medicines thanks to help from friends, family
and neighbours. Project co-ordinator Francis Browne
said the service's 50 volunteers are keeping in
close contact with clients as the weather crisis
- Some winter exams at
Letterkenny Institute of Technology due to start
today have been postponed until later this month.
National Roads Authority weather stations at Burt,
Ballybofey, Killygordan and Gaoth Dobhair have
registered some of the coldest temperatures on
record with forecasts for midnight on Friday of -10,
-10, -8 and -8 respectively.
Primary, national and regional roads are "passable
but dangerous" and extreme driver caution is
Stocks of salt in Donegal are "critical" and are
being stretched using a mix of one-third salt,
one-third grit and one-third sand.
Stocks of sand and grit are "adequate". The council
is getting its stocks of sand, dredged from Lough
Foyle, from City of Derry Port.
Using Limerick for the first time, Donegal County
Council sent three lorries to Foynes on Friday to
pick up 100 tonnes of salt.
It is receiving two to three 30-tonne loads of salt
daily from Carrickfergus, Co Antrim and hopes this
supply stream will continue.
Donegal County Council bought 100 tonnes of salt
early last week from a private Donegal haulage
operator who travelled to Chesire, England, for
People are advised to contact their local public
services centres for the location of sand depots
where they can pick up their own supplies.