Two units of Limerick Fire and Rescue were deployed to assist
Crews from Limerick City Fire and Rescue service were deployed to a housing estate in Castletroy this Wednesday evening after a burst water main caused significant flooding.
The alarm was raised at Elm Park shortly afer 4pm after the pipe burst resulting in large quantities of water leaking out.
While council crews were on the scene quickly, the assistance of the fire service was requested shortly before 5.30pm.
“Thankfully quick actions taken by crews and locals averted any major damage to houses,” stated a post on social media this evening.
Green Watch dealt with a burst water main in Elm Park this afternoon. Thankfully quick actions taken by crews & locals averted any major damage to houses. @IrishWater @LimerickCouncil Crews currently repairing the burst main. https://t.co/0nU0REctmL— Limerick Fire (@LimerickFire) March 28, 2018
Two units of the fire service from Limerick Fire Station, Mulgrave Street attended the scene for around 40 minutes and have since been stood down.
Crews from Limerick City and County Council as well as Irish Water are on site working to repair the burst water main.
Irish Water says supplies in Elm Park and the wider Castletroy area may be affected until 11pm this Wednesday.
#IWLimerick: Repairs to a burst water main may affect supply to Elm Park, Castletroy and surrounds until 11pm tonight.— Irish Water Care (@IWCare) March 28, 2018