Water restrictions for Athlone from 2pm as mechanical failure affects treatment plant

A mechanical failure at the water treatment plant in Athlone is set to result in outages for large areas of the town this afternoon and later tonight.

Irish Water has confirmed that water restrictions may affect people in Athlone town east this afternoon from 2pm while water restrictions for people served by the Annagh reservoir come into force from 10pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning.

Crews are currently on site addressing the issue and Irish Water will provide further updates as they become available.