Met Eireann issues 'extensive and dense' fog warning for Limerick

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Met Eireann issues 'extensive and dense' fog warning for Limerick

Dense fog in Limerick city this Thursday evening PICTURE: ADRIAN BUTLER

MOTORISTS in Limerick have been urged to exercise extra caution on roads this Thursday evening, after Met Eireann issued an uncommon “Status Orange” fog weather alert. 

While Limerick city and county is currently enduring dense fog at present, Met Eireann expects this to worsen between Thursday evening and the early hours of Friday morning. 

It stated today: “Fog with very poor visibilities will linger in many inland areas this afternoon and will become more extensive and dense this evening and for a time tonight.”

The weather alert has been valid since Thursday 12 noon and will last until Friday at 2am. 

AA Roadwatch issued an alert to all motorists nationwide this Thursday.

It said: “When driving in such conditions reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. Use fog lights in affected areas but don’t forget to turn them off afterwards.”