Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick

Flooding near O'Briensbridge Co Clare. Just below Parteen weir, where the ESB released a large volume of water after recent wet weather. Pic: Press 22

Staff of Limerick City and County Council are continuing to monitor flood levels in parts of County Limerick along the Lower River Shannon.

Flood defences erected in Castleconnell, Montpelier, Annacotty and Mountshannon Road are continuing to hold as water levels begin to level off.

The ESB are discharging 400 m3/s at Parteen Weir, but may reduce this, if weather conditions and river levels allow.

Volunteers from Limerick Civil Defence have used their boat to check on residents whose homes are cut off due to the flood levels.

The road in Castleconnell from Charco’s to World’s End and Castleconnell Boat Club remains closed.

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The Red Path in Corbally remains closed until further notice as does the cycleway/ walkway from Irish Estates, through to the Guinness Bridge, and onwards to UL.

Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor flood levels on the Shannon and their impact, and is asking people to be mindful over the coming days of returning to lands which have already been heavily saturated as they slowly begin to dry out.

Limerick City and County Council’s Contact numbers:

Customer Service (9am – 5pm) 061 556000

Out of Hours contact (non-emergency contact) is 061 417833

Other useful numbers:

Dial 999/112 for emergency services only if needed

ESB Networks 1850 372 999

Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050

Limerick City and County Council is continuing to work with the HSE and An Garda Síochána as part of the Local Co-ordination Group.

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