The monumental snowfall last weekend caused very dangerous conditions across the county and although Fermoy got away lightly in comparison with much of the country, it was very difficult and dangerous to travel in the snow on Friday and Saturday morning.
Many people were in a position to heed the advice of the Met office and remain indoors during the worst of the storm but while many of us were cosy by the fire, for many people in the HSE, emergency services, the county council and other professions, staying at home was not an option.
This was also the case for the veterinary surgeons and doctors on call over the two days. Paul Redmond from Duntahane Veterinary Clinic was one such vet who was out and about, even during the red alert on Friday.
“I did most of the calls that day because I have a jeep, a 4×4,” he said.
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