Shops are begining to reopen following Storm Emma
Limerick is beginning to come to life again this Saturday, as businesses reopen after widespread closures due to Storm Emma.
The majority of shops and cafes in the city centre are open today, with the remainder expected to reopen after 1pm.
However, motorists and pedestrians are still being urged to travel with extreme caution.
Limerick City and County Council have advised that although national routes in Limerick are clear and passable, hazardous driving conditions remain due to snow and ice.
Ploughing and salting is underway on the strategic regional roads where crews are encountering additional snow accumulations and slush.
A programme of clearing footpaths has begun in the city centre area along with Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale, Rathkeale, Askeaton, Adare, Kilmallock, Kilfinane and Bruff.
In the city, the majority of businesses on O’Connell Street and Catherine Street reopened this Saturday morning, and roughly 80% of cafes and shops on William Street are also open.
Brown Thomas is due to reopen at 1pm this Saturday, with Dunnes Stores and Debenhams reopening on Saturday morning.
The Crescent Shopping Centre is also due to reopen at 12 noon this Saturday.
Elsewhere, the University of Limerick is due to reopen its campus, specifically the library and the sports arena, at 2pm this Saturday.
Flight operations also resumed at Shannon Airport this Saturday morning;passengers are advised to continue to check with their airline for the latest flight information before travelling to the Airport.
Flight operations have resumed at Shannon Airport this morning.— Shannon Airport (@ShannonAirport) March 3, 2018
Please continue to check with your airline for latest flight information before coming to Shannon Airport today.
Safe travels SNN#BeastfromtheEast #StormEmmma
The public playground in Castletroy has also been reopened;However, the People's Park, Clare St and Shelbourne Park and the playground in Mungret Park remain closed.
Playground at Castletroy Park re-opened. The People's Park, Clare St & Shelbourne Park and the playground in Mungret Park are closed. Parks staff monitoring situation. Parks will re-open as soon as possible. #StormEmma #BeastFromTheEast @merrionstreet— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) March 3, 2018