UPDATE: Concentration of clear-up in south as thaw sets in across Limerick

Jess Casey


Jess Casey



UPDATE: Concentration of clear-up in south as thaw sets in across Limerick

O'Connell Street Picture: Press 22

A significant thaw has set in across the city and county as temperatures go above zero degrees, however areas of the south and east of Limerick continue to have large accumulations of snow following Storm Emma. 

A snow ploughing and salting programme is currently being concentrated in Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins, Tournafulla, Castletown, Ballyagran, Ballyorgan, Glenroe, Galbally and Anglesboro.

JCBs are also being deployed to help in the road clearing efforts with priority given to school routes as they are expected to re-open tomorrow.

Limerick City and County Council’s severe weather assessment team convened again this Sunday morning to discuss the ongoing weather situation in Limerick.

The council is advising people with water issues like leaks, loss of water, dirty water or sewage issues to contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278 or check their website www.water.ie.

The council is also reminding people of Irish Water’s appeal not to leave taps running, or unnecessarily waste water and to check vacant properties for water leaks.

Essential services will continue to be provided and the council can be contacted for out of hours emergencies on 061 417833.

The Limerick Homeless Action Team (LHAT) is also continuing to liaise with the emergency housing providers and additional capacity has been made available to anyone who may seek assistance over the period of severe weather.

LHAT can be contacted over the weekend on 1800 606060.

For more information about being prepared for adverse weather conditions, visit www.winterready.ie.