HOUSEHOLDS in South East Clare remain without water as Irish Water carry out essential works to repair a burst water main which has affected the water supply in the Shannon Banks, Westbury and Ardnacrusha area.
The local authority is now advising motorists of traffic congestion due to the unplanned works being undertaken by Irish Water to resolve the issue.
Homes and businesses in the locality were affected by disruptions to their water supply and reduced water pressure on the Mill Road, Corbally Road, Irish Estates, Shannon Banks, Westbury and outwards to Barrys Cross and surrounding areas.
Works have an estimated completion time of 2pm. However this afternoon Limerick City and County Council said that water is not expected to return to the area until 7pm this Tuesday evening.
The local authority is also advising motorists to avoid the Corbally Road and to use the R464 through the Long Pavement and Parteen as severe traffic congestion is expected on this road this evening.
The areas affected include Mill Road, Corbally Road, Irish Estates, in Limerick, and Shannon Banks, Westbury and outwards to Barrys Cross, in Clare.