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:
— UCC Ireland (@UCC) February 12, 2014
— Maire Murphy (@MaireMurphy) February 12, 2014
The library stated it would close early:
Weather conditions in Cork resulted in a number of fallen trees:
Brookfield student accommodation, college road pic.twitter.com/eRFvG09hhc
— GardaCheckpointsCork (@GardaCork) February 12, 2014
UL also cancelled afternoon lectures:
Staff and students are advised to leave UL Campus when it is safe to do so due to severe weather – all remaining classes cancelled.
— UL News (@ULPressOffice) February 12, 2014
All of UL is in lockdown. People advised to stay indoors. Trees blowing down all over the place, this is crazy.
— Keith Quinlan (@keithq96) February 12, 2014
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:
Ballymun Avenue closed for “foreseeable future.” Traffic and pedestrians being diverted on the avenue pic.twitter.com/ZCYQeQ623d
— DCUfm News (@DCUfmNews) February 12, 2014
The SU advised students to stay safe:
Earlier Met Eireann issued a red alert weather warning for Cork and Kerry:
— Jonathan Healy (@jonathanhealy) February 12, 2014
It later issued issued a warning for Leinster, Munster and Connacht:
Status Red warning for Leinster, Munster & Connacht this evening with damaging and dangerous winds. Squally showers also & thunderstorms.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 12, 2014
Image credit: Garda Checkpoints Cork