Treacherous weather conditions “creating chaos”

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has said that whilst motorists and residents must be alert to the treacherous weather conditions with regards to their safety on local roads, the Department for Infrastructure needed to show more flexibility on the issue of gritting.


Treacherous Weather  Conditions Chaos - Newry South Armagh news


The South Armagh Councillor said, “I and my Slieve Gullion colleagues have been working on a virtual road by road basis trying to ensure that the main roads have been salted and the minor roads at the very least have grit piles left along them.



“More flexibility is required from the Department for Infrastructure in relation to criteria for salting and salt piles being made available on all local routes.

“Roads to all schools must be included in the Salting programme.

“Winter is now well and truly upon us and we really need to ensure that the winter action plan by  Roads Service covers all areas and routes”.



(Pictured above): Residents of Wood Road, Killeavy and surrounding roads faced treacherous icy conditions on Monday morning.

A lorry skidded sideways, blocking the road and a car ended up on its roof. Thankfully no one appears to have been injured.




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