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Fire services work to tackle gorse fires in Cloonboo and Carna

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Fire Services are working to contain gorse fires across the county this evening, as the dry weather spell continues.
The fires are located in Cloonboo on the Headford Road and on a hillside in Carna, Connemara.
The road to Annaghdown just outside Cloonboo has now been closed to allow emergency services access the scene.
A bog fire in the Cloonboo area has resulted in heavy smoke volumes along a stretch of the N84 Headford Road.
The blaze broke out at around 4pm and has led to significant traffic delays.
West of the county, crews from Clifden and Carraroe are still at the scene of a mountain fire outside Carna in Connemara.
Fire services were drafted in at 8.30 this morning and remain at the scene on a hillside outside Glinsk.
Motorists in both areas are advised to drive with care.

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1,345 cases of Covid-19 confirmed nationally

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 here.

It’s a reduction of 41 on yesterday’s figures which were the highest in six months.

There are currently 105 people in hospital with the virus, a reduction of one person.

Of those, 21 are in intensive care units, also a decrease of one person compared to yesterday.

The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,282, compared to 983 this day last week.

The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 310, while the seven-day moving average is 1,237.

The HSE continue to be affected by the recent cyber attack and the daily case figure may change due to future data review, validation and update.

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LISTEN: Major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy expected to begin by late 2023

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A major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy is expected to begin by late 2023.

Galway County Council has confirmed that significant progress is being made on the N63 Liss to Abbey road realignment scheme.

The proposed scheme involves widening and realigning the 1.2km Type 2 single carriageway with a half a metre hard strip on either side and installing a new bridge over the River Abbert.

The County Council says it expects to make an application to An Bord Pleanála for scheme approval by the third quarter of this year.

It’s anticipated that an oral hearing will take place by the start of next year and if approved, it’s hoped that works with begin by the start of 2024.

Local Councillor Pete Roche says it’s great to see this level of progress for the long awaited €18 million project:

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Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.

Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.

In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.

The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.

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