Colleges close as weather worsens

The stormy weather affected a number colleges around the country today as UCC cancelled all afternoon lectures and DCU closed the Ballymun Road avenue to all vehicles and pedestrians for safety reasons.

The College View have gathered some of the online reaction.

UCC sent an emergency text to students this afternoon:

 

 

The library stated it would close early:

Weather conditions in Cork resulted in a number of fallen trees:

 

UL also cancelled afternoon lectures:

 

 

Students in IT Tralee were earlier advised to remain in buildings for safety:

Some people are taken it better than others but it seems UCC has been hit pretty hard #ucc is on lockdown feeling a bit like armagedon. Slates flying off the roof, huge trees falling down.. #collegeLife #sneakingOutsideYOLO — johnny lingwood (@JohnnyLingwood) February 12, 2014

Its gotten so bad that students aren’t told to go home, they are told to stay in whatever building they are in. Lockdown in #UCC because of weather! Students told to stay in the building they’re in atm :L — James Aherne (@jaherne94) February 12, 2014

DCU Students’ Union President Aaron Clogher forwarded an email to students Estates Director Michael Kelly stating that the avenue was closed due to falling debris from the trees. If the weather improves it will re-open. Meanwhile the traffic barrier in front of Albert College is open to allow access via Collins Avenue:

 

The SU advised students to stay safe:

Earlier Met Eireann issued a red alert weather warning for Cork and Kerry:

 

It later issued issued a warning for Leinster, Munster and Connacht:

 

Aisling Kett 

Image credit: Garda Checkpoints Cork

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