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Clare council to text people about road closures, bad weather and more

The council is following in the lead of Cork City Council, which launched a weather alert system last year.

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CLARE RESIDENTS CAN now receive texts from the county council letting them know about road closures and bad weather.

The council is the latest local authority to send out text alerts to people to let them know about what’s happening in the county.

Last year, Cork City Council launched a text-based weather alert system.

Clare County Council’s new system will alert members of the public about road closures, severe weather warnings and other service changes throughout the county.

You can sign up for the free SMS and email service alerts by registering on the Council website.

Users can select alerts relevant to their area of the County and to opt in to receive additional notifications regarding community announcements and events.

Mayor of Clare Cllr Joe Arkins said:

With the winter season now upon us, this service may prove very useful to members of the public especially when one considers the severe weather that has affected Clare in recent years.

The text alerts are free to receive.

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Urban McMahon, Head of Information Systems, Clare County Council, said that the texts will let people know about scheduled road works and closures, major road accidents and incidents, floods, severe weather warnings, boil water notices, and community and sporting events.

“We are looking to maximise its potential as a useful method of communication with our consumers,” he said.

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