North Tipperary staff are provided with forecasts from Met Eireann as to the onset of frost or ice forming conditions and based on these forecasts, the priority routes are treated as soon as possible.
The priority routes for treatment will be the two motorways, M7 and M8, and the national secondary routes and thereafter the strategic regional roads.
The capacity to treat routes is reviewed on a regular basis.
The priority rating assigned to a particular route also has an associated stated level of service to be delivered on the route as outlined in the following table:
|Route Designation||Description||Level of Service|
|Priority 1||Those routes which are essential to be kept serviceable in all weather conditions, as far as reasonably practicable, (Red).||To be treated during all weather events|
|Priority 2||Those routes which are desirable to be kept serviceable in normal winter weather conditions, as far as reasonably practicable, (Purple).||
To be treated as part of the winter service on nights where widespread ice / frost on roads is anticipated. There may be interruptions to treatment in certain severe weather events where efforts need to be concentrated on Priority 1 Routes.
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In all cases, even where routes have been treated, motorists should avoid unnecessary journeys and exercise extreme caution