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Limerick council staff on standby as Met Éireann warns of snow and ice

Limerick council staff on standby as Met Éireann warns of snow and ice

Met Éireann has issued two status yellow weather alerts

LIMERICK City and County Council says main roads will be gritted this Thursday night after Met Éireann issued a number of weather alerts – warning of freezing temperatures.

The forecaster has issued two separate Status yellow weather alerts for the entire country.

One warns of snow and ice while the second warns of temperatures dropping to as low as -4 degrees.

Scattered snow showers are likely in all areas but will be most frequent in Ulster and Connacht.

The first of the warnings is due to take effect from 11pm this Thursday while the second takes effect at 5am on Friday

A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council says it’s duty engineers monitor the Ice-cast daily to determine whether gritting is required.

“All routes covered under the winter road maintenance programme will be gritted this (Thursday) evening,” he confirmed.

Gardai are also appealing to motorists to excercise caution if driving over the coming days.

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