Snowfall in parts of Limerick and icy conditions causing widespread disruption

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Snow in Kilmallock this Wednesday morning

Snow in Kilmallock this Wednesday morning

THERE is widespread disruption this Wednesday morning after snow fell in parts of Limerick, with icy conditions reported throughout.

Motorists are being warned to take “extreme caution” on roads across the city and county, with “treacherous” conditions reported.

Snow has fallen overnight in many areas, with Met Eireann issuing a status yellow warning for snow and ice that is valid nationwide until Saturday, February 2 at 12pm.

It has warned of frequent showers of hail, sleet and snow, with widespread frost and icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

Limerick City and County Council has said it has “engaged our cold weather protocol where council will provide additional beds if required via contracted approved housing bodies. 

“In addition our partners in service delivery, the HSE, have made provision for extended opening hours in the SVP Drop In Centre to accommodate customers who avail of the 9 to 9 emergency accommodation. 

“As an authority we feel our homeless services are fully prepared for the predicted cold snap over the next 5 days,” a spokesperson added.

There has been a flurry of tweets on social media in relation to the snowy conditions this Wednesday morning: