All schools to remain closed as Limerick braces itself for blizzard-like conditions

David Hurley


David Hurley


All schools to remain closed as Limerick braces itself for blizzard-type conditions

Louise Mee and her dog Sparkle taking a walk in the Demesne, Newcastle West, despite the bad weather | PICTURE: Marie Keating

ALL schools and colleges across Limerick are to remain closed for the rest of the week, it has been announced.

The decision, which has been confirmed by the Department of Education and Skills, was made after Met Éireann issued a status red alert for Munster and Leinster.

The snow/ice warning comes into effect at 4pm on Thursday and will remain in place until 12 midday on Friday.

"Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising, most particularly in relation to the ability to get home safely before blizzard like conditions hit Munster and Leinster, all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in red areas will be closed tomorrow and Friday," said a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills.

While some schools in Limerick remained closed this Wednesday following heavy snowfall overnight, thousands of pupils across the city and county have been attending school as normal.

Following the decision of the Department of Education and Skills. schools have now begun the process of informing pupils, staff and parents of the closures on Thursday and Friday.


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