Gardai posted this photograph of a speed check on the Ennis Road on Twitter
GARDAI have thanked Limerick motorists for heeding their advice ahead of the arrival of Storm Emma this Thursday evening.
While main roads across the city and county will be gritted this Thursday afternoon, local roads will not be treated and motorists are being urged to excercise extreme caution.
A status red warning remains in place with the worst of blizzard-like conditions expected this Thursday evening.
In a post on social media at lunchtime, gardai thanked motorists for listening to their advice over the past 24 hours.
“Thanks to all motorists heeding advice. Please continue to drive with care, allow extra braking distance. #winterready#BeastFromTheEast#staysafe,” read a message posted on the official @gardatraffic twitter account.
Mayorstone Gardaí on patrol Ennis Rd Limerick City. Thanks to all motorists heeding advice. Please continue to drive with care, allow extra braking distance. #winterready #BeastFromTheEast #staysafe pic.twitter.com/uA3AzCqDom— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 1, 2018
In a video message on Wednesday evening, Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of the Roads Policing unit appealed to all motorists to stay off the roads during the blizzard-like conditions.