The 2021/2022 ‘Be Winter Ready’ Campaign launched on 17 November 2021. This page provides a number of sources for up-to-date information on transport services and roads during severe weather.
For more information on planning for winter and updates during severe weather, you can follow the Office of Emergency Planning on Twitter: OEP (@emergencyIE)
You can find information on the campaign at the Be Winter Ready website. The website has advice and information on how to prepare for winter;- and includes a number of targeted leaflets on themes such as flooding, farming, health and road safety.
Phone – 1850 836 611 (From outside Republic of Ireland +353 1 836 6111 ) Mon – Fri, 07.00 to 1900 and Sat – Sun (& Public Holidays) 08.00 to 18.00. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours of operation may be extended.
TFI Local Link offices operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and operate all year round except for Public Holidays. Local Link offices can be contacted by phone, email or drop-in service within office hours. During periods of severe weather, the telephone line hours of operation may be extended.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) provides regularly updated information on road conditions, incidents and other traffic related information which is available on the TII Traffic Website . This information can be used to help road users to plan journeys safely.
Local authorities can provide details of the priority roads in your county to be salted in the event of ice or snow. Phone and email contact details for your local authorities are available on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage website. A number of local authorities are now using free alert services to keep the public updated on disruptions in their area. The alerts can cover issues such as flooding, road closures, and water supply disruptions.
Road Safety Authority
The Road Safety Authority provides information and advice on road safety during severe weather. Advice on driving in snow, on wet roads, flooded roads and in icy conditions, is provided in a number of short videos on the Severe Weather Advice area of their website.
The RSA publish a number of guides for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians (clicking the links below will open these guides as a download).