Weather Warning: #StormBrendan

January 13, 2020
The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for wind, valid from Monday 13 January, 1000hrs until 2359hrs.

As advised by the Met Office potential impacts are:

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected, particularly for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges
  • Some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves
  • Some short term loss of power and other services

Facility Closures & disruption

The public are advised to avoid forest and country parks due to the risk of falling branches & debris.  A number of play parks may also be effected.

Closed to the public today (Monday 13 January)

Recycling Centres:

  • Banbridge Recycling Centre
  • Dromore Recycling Centre
  • Rathfrliand Recycling Centre

Public Parks:

  • Gosford Forest Park
  • Lurgan Park
  • Loughgall Country Park (walking routes)
  • Poradown People’s Park
  • Solitude Park, Banbridge
  • Tannaghmore Gardens

Please note: There may be further disruption to council facilities including parks and open spaces.  The public are reminded to monitor the Met Office forecasts for their area and to be aware of the weather conditions and safety warnings.

Emergency numbers

You should note the following numbers in case of emergency:

  • Emergency services – 999 or 112
  • Flooding Incident Line – 0300 2000 100
  • Northern Ireland Electricity Networks – 03457 643 643
  • Report a fallen tree or blocked road – 0300 200 7891
  • NI Gas Emergency Service – 0800 002 001
  • Northern Ireland Water Waterline – 03457 440 088
  • Housing Executive – 03448 920 901

Refuse Collections

Helpful advice during high winds

To help prevent litter and keep our borough tidy, please follow these tips during strong winds:

  • Put your refuse collection bin(s) / boxes out on the morning of collection – please try not to leave your recycling out the night before
  • To prevent refuse collection bin(s) / boxes from blowing away, please bring them back in as soon as you can after collections have taken place
  • If your recycling containers are only half-full and you can manage, please consider waiting until your next scheduled collection day when the weather may be calmer to leave them out or bring them to one of the Council’s Recycling Centres
  • If you have a kerbside box, please use a lid to stop your recycling from blowing out
  • Please ensure that all of your refuse fits in your bin and that the lid can close. If the lid is up, the wind may catch it and blow waste around your neighbourhood

Thank you for recycling and for helping to keep your neighbourhood clean and tidy.

Roads information

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