Gritting machines deployed as Limerick council monitors weather

road gritting

All Limerick routes covered under the winter road maintenance programme are being gritted this evening as a ‘status yellow’ weather warning for low temperatures remains in place for the city and county.

Gritting and salting machines are being deployed from 8pm across the road network which accounts for almost 85 per cent of all Limerick’s traffic.

Council engineers are monitoring the ice-cast daily to determine whether gritting is required and will be monitoring weather conditions very closely over the weekend, as further cold Arctic weather is forecast.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Low Temperature Advisory for the whole of Ireland including Limerick.

It’s forecast to be very cold tonight with a sharp to severe frost and icy stretches, as temperatures fall back to between 0 and minus 4 degrees celsius.  It will be coldest inland and across the north and east.

The advisory remains in effect until 10am tomorrow (Saturday).

Limerick City and County Council is urging motorists to drive with extreme caution in icy conditions and to be wary of black ice.

Expect the unexpected.

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