Katia fells trees in St Columb’s Park with council urging caution

THE tail end of Hurricane Katia played havoc in St Columb’s Park on Monday, September 12, with several trees felled and the local council urging users to exercise caution given the extreme winds battering the city.

The council advised the public to be careful as extreme high winds are being experienced across the city and region.

A number of trees have fallen in St Columb’s Park and members of the public were advised to avoid using the park during the current spate of bad weather. Anyone deciding to use any of the Council parks were asked to do so with extreme caution and to avoid tree-lined avenues and pathways and use open spaces where possible.

All leisure centres are open as normal and all civic amenity site remain open and functional and users are urged to use them with caution and to co-operate fully with the staff.

Members of the public are advised that the cemeteries are operating as normal and that users should do so with caution.

On Monday morning all flights scheduled to operate to and from the airport were expected to operate on time and passengers were advised to check-in as normal.

Passengers should allow extra time to get to the airport due to the difficult weather conditions. Further updates will be issued through the local media if conditions worsen and further information becomes available from the airlines. Visit www.cityofderryairport.com for regular updates.