West and southwest of Limerick still affected by large accumulations of snow and slush

Alan Owens


Council staff working on roads in Rathkeale on Friday during the worst of the storm

Council staff working on roads in Rathkeale on Friday during the worst of the storm

LARGE accumulations of compacted snow and slush are still causing issues in Limerick this Monday, largely in the west and  southwest of the county.

Limerick City and County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team met this morningto discuss the ongoing weather situation after last week's heavy falls of snow and stormy conditions.

The west and southwest of the county continue to be affected by large accumulations of compacted snow and slush, the council said.

"While all national and regional roads are clear and passable, there are particular issue on local secondary roads in the west and southwest," said a spokesperson.

These include Ashford, Tournafulla, Templeglantine, Mountcollins, south of Abbeyfeale, elevated areas around Carrigkerry, Athea, Knocktoosh, Broadford and Doon in East Limerick.

Resources including JCBs, snowploughs and graders are being used to clear the snow.

The council is also reminding people of Irish Water’s appeal not to leave taps running, or unnecessarily waste water and to check vacant properties for water leaks.

Irish Water has issued water notices for the following areas: Glensesk, Tournafulla, Templeglantine, Athea, Rathcahill East and West serviced by the Ballagh Reservoir; Old Mill and Glenastar connected to the Ardagh Reservoir; Kilfinane; Raheen, Dooradoyle, Ballycummin, parts of Patrickswell, Crecora and Mungret.