A tweet from Limerick Council showing snow accumulating on the instruments of bands marching in this Sunday's parade
SNOW has made a return to Limerick this Sunday, forcing the cancellation of a number of high profile sporting fixtures, while a call has gone out to look out for vulnerable people.
There has been significant snowfall around the city and outskirts this Sunday, with levels starting to accumulate in the last hour. In the county, while roads are slippy, it is reported as being more sleet like in certain areas.
While the 48th annual Limerick International Band Championship is continuing in the city, the league hurling fixture between Limerick and Clare at the Gaelic Grounds has been postponed until Monday and racing at Limerick has also been called off.
The meeting today has been cancelled due to the weather.— Limerick Races (@LimerickRaces) March 18, 2018
HSE Mid-West chief Bernard Gloster has tweeted: "This current cold snap look out for vulnerable people and heed the message below. Important we #opentherightdoor."
This current cold snap look out for vulnerable people and heed the message below. Important we #opentherightdoor @CommHealthMW @ULHospitals @Limerick_Leader @Live95fmNews @ClareFM @TippFmNews https://t.co/CHPeF3OAiG— Bernard Gloster (@BernardGloster) March 18, 2018
Gardai are warning of hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths and are asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.
A status yellow snow-ice warning is in effect until 9am on Monday morning.