Kilkenny Local Authorities
The Councils of the County and City Of Kilkenny
Comhairlí Chontae agus Chathair Chill Chainnigh
Winter Service Plan 2012 -2013
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A3 Purpose and Scope
The purpose and scope of this document is to identify the processes, procedures and key personnel employed by Kilkenny County Council in the delivery of winter maintenance services throughout County Kilkenny.
A4 Winter Maintenance Policy
Motorists have a general duty of care to consider prevailing weather and road conditions when planning and/or undertaking journeys across the public road network.
Kilkenny County Council will seek to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the prevention of ice formation and of snow accumulation on Priority 1 Routes (Red Routes).
Kilkenny County Council will seek to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the prevention of ice formation and of snow accumulation on Priority 2 Routes (Blue Routes).
In extreme weather events and/or in circumstances requiring resource prioritisation Priority 1 Routes will take precedence over Priority 2 Routes in terms of the allocation of available resources.
Kilkenny County Council will provide periodic winter maintenance services on Priority 3 Routes (Green Routes). Such services will only be provided on selected occasions associated with the anticipation of particularly severe weather conditions. Road-users must not assume that pre-salting services have been provided to the Priority 3Network.
Mobilisation and Treatment times are detailed in Table A4.1 below. In the case of Priority 1 and 2 Routes, notification of the intention to commence pre-salting services is required a minimum of five to six hours in advance of the predicted time of ice formation
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