Met Éireann has issued a Status Red Weather Warning for Kerry

Storm Barra / Red Weather Alert – Update from Kerry County Council  – Update 9.00am

Storm Barra – imposition of a Precautionary Boil Water Notice

Kerry County Council is advising members of the public to travel with extreme care this morning as crews continue to deal with fallen trees, branches and debris on many routes across the county in the aftermath of Storm Barra. Sleet and icy conditions have been reported on some sheltered roads.

A Status Yellow warning remains in place for Kerry until 6pm and damaging gusts are expected throughout the day.

Homeowners and business owners are advised to assess their own properties for any storm damage when it is safe to do so.

Members of the public should avoid exposed coastal areas and travel with extreme care near coasts.

Public parks and playgrounds will only re-open following a safety assessment this morning.

Crews have mobilised since 6am to clear any outstanding obstructions and any issues can continue to be reported to the Council’s emergency phoneline at 066 7183588 throughout the day.

The Council appreciates the cooperation of the public and thanks them for adhering to safety advice and messages.


  • N70 Tralee-Castlemaine road closed at the hairpin bends – crew and JCB on site
  • R555 Listowel-Abbeyfeale road at Woodford (will be closed for several hours)
  • Main St and Lartigue Road, Ballybunion remains closed this morning because of concerns about falling debris
  • Rathass Road in Tralee between University Hospital Kerry and County Buildings because of concerns about falling debris
  • New Road in Killarney – fallen tree will be cleared this morning
  • N71 Suspension Bridge in Kenmare – remains closed and impassable due to flooding

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Kerry County Council
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Co. Kerry
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