The incident happened on the Dublin Road at around 12.30am
A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after a tree fell onto a car as Storm Ellen battered parts of Limerick overnight.
The incident happened on the Dublin Road near Chawke's service station in Castletroy shortly before 1am.
While emergency services, including crews from Limerick Fire and Rescue, attended the scene no injuries were reported and the tree was quickly removed from the vehicle.
There are reports of fallen trees across the city and county and motorists are being urged to exercise extreme caution if travelling today.
Flooding reported at:— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) August 20, 2020
Limerick City - R512 below railway bridge on Galvone side
Kilmallock Road roundabout
Ballysimon Road R527 at Stonebridge (railway bridge)
Tipperary Road roundabout
Dublin Road R445 under railway bridge at Cunneen's#StormEllen #Limerick
Meanwhile almost 15,000 homes and businesses across Limerick are likely to remain without power until the afternoon.
Significant outages have been reported by ESB Networks and emergency crews have been deployed to repair the faults - for the latest click here.