Yellow rain warning for Limerick

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The footbridge at Castleconnell has been closed as a yellow weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann [Picture: Sean Ryan]
LIMERICK City and County Council says it remains on high alert ahead of expected heavy rainfall over the weekend.

LIMERICK City and County Council says it remains on high alert ahead of expected heavy rainfall over the weekend.

Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather alert warning of “very heavy and prolonged rain” at times.

The warning, which takes affect from midnight, applies to much of Munster, parts of Leinster and Connacht.

Meanwhile, the ESB says it will not be changing the discharge level at the Parteen Weir from its current level of 375 cubic meters per second.

Limerick City and County Council says it will continue to monitor the level of rainfall and potential flooding over the weekend.

Council staff, assisted by members of the Defence Forces, are continuing to implement flood defence measures along the banks of the river Shannon and are coordinating with local property owners at Montpelier, Castleconnell and at Mountshannon Road (Lisnagry).

The Local Authority says road closures in the areas affected are expected and that further details will be provided where necessary.

The footbridge at Castleconnell has been closed for health and safety reasons.

In addition, some repair works and pumping have been carried out along the river embankment near Corbally Road in the city.

Meanwhile, the Council is advising members of the public, particularly children, to avoid all flooded areas and to abide by the instructions provided by the Emergency Services and Council staff.

Limerick City and County Council’s Out of Hours / Emergency phone number, in the event of flooding over the weekend, is (061) 417833.

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