Orange alert as heavy rainfall forecast for Limerick

An orange weather alert has been issued for Limerick
Limerick City and County Council has issued a road safety alert following Met Éireann’s weather warning of heavy rainfall and the risk of flooding overnight tonight and into Friday morning.

Limerick City and County Council has issued a road safety alert following Met Éireann’s weather warning of heavy rainfall and the risk of flooding overnight tonight and into Friday morning.

An Orange Rainfall Alert has been put in place for Limerick as well as Connacht, Donegal, Cork, Kerry, Clare and Tipperary.

Met Éireann is warning that “widespread, very heavy rain, with some thundery downpours” will develop later tonight and ersist through Friday, leading to spot flooding and possibly accumulations of between 35mm and 50mm.

Limerick City and County Council says motorists should drive with extreme caution during the period.

“When driving in wet conditions drivers are reminded to drive with dipped headlights at all times, allow extra distance between their vehicle and the vehicle in front, allow extra space between their vehicle and vulnerable road users such as cyclists and motorcyclists, and to not attempt driving through flooded roads,” said a spokesperson for the local authority.

Pedestrians & Cyclists are also being advised to wear a high visibility jacket or reflective armband.

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