With a severe weather warning in place from Met Eireann (Status Red) for this evening, tonight, and into tomorrow, Donegal County Council is appealing to the public to exercise caution and to be aware of the risks with high winds and localised flooding in various parts of the county.

Met Éireann is forecasting that winds will reach speeds of 130km/h and up to 150km/h, highest in exposed areas with rainfall of 25 to 35 mm expected.

Members of the public should not place themselves at risk on the roads or in exposed areas like coasts or hills and should ask themselves if they really need to travel.

It is likely that there will be some traffic disruption from fallen trees and localised flooding in areas.

Donegal County Council will continue to monitor conditions and staff are on standby to respond to any emergencies.

In the event of an emergency during business hours call 074 91 53 900.

In the event of an out-of-hours emergency call 074 91 72 288 for Roads Service or 074 91 72 399 for Water Service.

The public can keep up to date with road conditions by following us on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or by checking the councils dedicated Winter Weather website at http://www.donegalcocowinterweather.ie

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