Salt and grit supply locations for public use in Laois

Laois County Council announces details of locations of grit locations

Leinster Express Reporter

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Leinster Express Reporter

Salt and grit supply locations for public use in Laois

Salt and grit depots available in Laois.

Due to the upcoming Snow-Ice weather event, Laois County Council has arranged for supplies of grit and salt to be made available at the following locations:

Salt Supply Locations:

Donaghmore Workhouse,

Borris-in-Ossory Courthouse,

Castletown Water Treatment Plant,

Camross Village,

Kiln Lane Mountrath,

Durrow RC Church,

Ballacolla GAA field,

Errill RC Church,

Clough Village,

Mountmellick Council Depot,

Clonaslee Village,

Abbeyleix Council Depot,

Portarlington, Council Depot, Link Road,

Stradbally, Council Depot, Main Street,

Graiguecullen, Council Depot, Sleaty Road.

Grit Supply Locations:

Donaghmore Workhouse

Borris-in-Ossory Courthouse

Mountmellick Council Depot

Clonaslee Village

Rosenallis

Ballyfin Grave Yard

Clonminam Ind Estate

Abbeyleix Council Depot

Ballinakill - Layby beside Cattle Mart

Portarlington, Council Depot, Link Road,

Stradbally, Council Depot, Main Street,

Graiguecullen, Council Depot, Sleaty Road

Coolrain, Ballickmoyler (Chip Depot, Opposite SB Steel, on the N80).

Quantities required for individual use:

A 1kg bag of salt is enough to treat 25 metres of 2 metre wide footpath. Salt usage should be limited to footpaths, driveways etc.

1 tonne of grit should be enough to cover 3km of roadway assuming 100grammes per square metre.

Also, due to the predicted severe weather,  Laois County Council and Offaly County Council will be closing the R440 from the Cattle Mart on Rushin Road , Mountrath to an area close to Kinnitty Village (exact details available from Offaly County Council) from today 27/2/2018 until further notice.

Laois County Council ask all road users to pay particular attention to the conditions in which they are driving and should conditions deteriorate we advise that you do not make any unnecessary journeys.

They ask the public to check https://www.winterready.ie/en for advice on how to deal with potential adverse weather conditions.  Please check on the elderly and isolated neighbours and friends and ensure they have adequate stocks of food and fuel.