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.
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:
White carpet of snow ⛄️ #snow#limerick pic.twitter.com/SIBn0Ly2fm— Marie Lane (@Marietlane) January 30, 2019
Snow Carrying World Championships in full swing in Limerick on way to work this morning. Great spectator sport & a few world records from March 2018 under threat! But still easier to drive if you can see out both the front & back windscreens! ❄️️☃️— Colm Kinsella (@ckSportLeader) January 30, 2019
❄️❄️❄️ICY CONDITIONS AFFECTING MANY PARTS THIS MORNING❄️❄️❄️ Snowy in: Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo. Very icy in: Cork City (with long delays), Galway City, Mayo and Limerick. Extreme caution advised. Full updates: https://t.co/pdsEzJTRQr and https://t.co/sBhuKZnEXu…— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) January 30, 2019
Snowy and -1 degrees in West Limerick pic.twitter.com/8vVHYbtPe2— Nicholas Cotter (@NickCotter100) January 30, 2019
Glenstal in the snow this morning! pic.twitter.com/hnAqoJdfr4— GlenstalAbbeySchool (@GlenstalSchool) January 30, 2019
Winter wonderland here this morning. pic.twitter.com/trQfexmsmD— GlenstalAbbeySchool (@GlenstalSchool) January 30, 2019