Galway City Council have announced that due to potential overtopping at high tide, the Salthill Promenade and Silverstrand Beach will be closed this evening from 5pm.
The Council set up a weather assessment team this week because the predicted stormy weather and astronomical spring tides could bring in higher water than usual.
After carefully assessing information from the OPW tide and storm surge forecasting site as well as Met Éireann, the team decided today to take precautions against potential overtopping.
The Salthill Promenade will be closed this evening at Seapoint from the Grattan Road junction to the D’Arcy roundabout and from the D’Arcy roundabout to the Threadneedle Road junction from 5pm.
Access to Silverstand beach will be closed at this time as well.
The city’s road crew will also be on standby to close the Dock Road if necessary.
The weather assessment team will continue to meet and monitor the potential impact of a storm front moving towards the West Coast on Thursday evening.