Deserted streets in Limerick City. Picture: Michael Cowhey
Limerick motorists are being warned this Saturday morning that road conditions remain treacherous due to ice and lying snow.
An orange weather warning for snow and ice remains in place in Munster until 6.00pm this Saturday.
Motorists have been advised to drive with extreme caution due to the possibility of black ice this Saturday morning.
Rain will also begin to spread from the south today, starting the melting process with potential flooding.
“As more and more people begin to leave their homes, pedestrians are reminded to exercise caution when out and about tonight and tomorrow,” a spokesperson for the Local Co-ordination Group (LCG) made up of Limerick City and County Council, the HSE, An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces, said.
National and strategic regional roads in Limerick are clear and passable following a sustained ploughing and gritting programme throughout Friday.
“However, motorists are still being urged to drive with extreme caution and are reminded that untreated roads can be treacherous due to expected overnight temperatures of below freezing and the possibility of black ice in the morning.”
“Temperatures are likely to reach +5 degrees tomorrow which will aid the local authority’s efforts.”
“Snow plough and gritting crews have been working along the strategic route network across the city and county since Storm Emma arrived in Limerick and will continue throughout Saturday and over the weekend.”
Before and after shots of NCW as @LimerickCouncil crews continue to clean roads and paths following #stormemma #BeastFromTheEast take care when going outside. ORANGE alert still in effect until 6pm @merrionstreet #LKworkingtogether pic.twitter.com/vXGOH9Q3CP— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) March 3, 2018
The LCG is advising people to contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278 for any water issues or check their website www.water.ie.
The council can be contacted for out of hours emergencies on 061 417833.
For more information, visit www.winterready.ie.