Residents and motorists warned as second Limerick water main bursts

Hundreds of homes in Limerick and Clare are without water supply after a water main burst in the early hours of this morning.

It is the second burst water main in 24 hours to hit residents in parts of Limerick.

The pipe burst at 5am at Mill Road which serves Corbally and parts of South East Clare.

The council said it hoped that the water supply would be restored around sometime this afternoon.

The areas affected include Mill Road, Corbally Road, Irish Estates, in Limerick, and Shannon Banks, Westbury and outwards to Barrys Cross, in Co Clare.

The council has asked residents and businesses to conserve supply until full service is restored.

In an updated message, Limerick City and County Council has advised motorists on route from East Clare to Limerick City to avoid the R463 Corbally Road, and use the R464 via Parteen and Longpavement.

The council has also advised motorists that while the Corbally Road remains open, it is likely there will be severe traffic congestion is on the route (R463) until 9pm tonight.

There is one lane traffic in operation at the entrance to the Mill Road, Corbally, where the burst pipe was located.

Yesterday morning, hundreds of homes suffered water loss when a water mains pipe burst in Brookville Avenue, Caherdavin.

KEYWORDS: water, limerick, clare


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