Limerick hit by power outages, transport cuts and school closures

snow/ice warning
A snow and ice warning is in place for Limerick

THERE have been widescale interruptions to services this morning (Thursday) as overnight snow and sleet left almost 2,000 homes and businesses without electricity.

And, a number of public transport interruptions and school closures have been announced. This comes as a blanket of snow swept across West Limerick last night.

Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow Snow-Ice warming on Wednesday for the Limerick area, set to remain in place until 11pm tonight.

ESB Networks’ Powercheck issued a number of updates across this morning, reporting power interruptions across Foynes, Milford (Feenagh), and Churchtown (Newcastle West).

The Askeaton (Kyletaun) area is reported as the worst impacted, with 1,543 customers experiencing power outages.

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Also, a number of schools across West Limerick have announced closures, including Desmond College (Newcastle West), Coláiste Íde agus Iosef (Abbeyfeale), and Hazelwood College (Dromcollogher).

TFI Local Link have also announced a number of service disruptions due to icy road conditions. These include:

595: No service between Athea and Carrigkerry, rerouted by foynes. No service Ballingarry to Croom.

593: No service.

520: No service Ballyorgan, Ardpatrick, Effin, and Doneraile. Mid-morning service to Mnitchelstown will not service Ardpatrick and Effin.

521: Newcastle West to Charleville to resume at 12.20, if possible.

L9: Galeside Athea to Newcastle West, no service.

L10: Kilmeedy to Newcastle West, no service.

L1: Spa Road via Glenroe to Ballylanders to Mitchelstown, no service.

L17: Askeaton to Dooradoyle, no service.

L11: Glengragra to Newcastle West, no service.

L54: Strand via Rathkeale to Newcastle West, no service.

L14: Knocklong-Galbally-Mitchelstown, running as normal.