Call to provide salt boxes to help Clonoe residents

SDLP councillor Malachy Quinn at the Roads Service Depot in Dungannon

SDLP councillor Malachy Quinn at the Roads Service Depot in Dungannon

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Residents of a Clonoe housing estate have expressed their concern about a lack of gritting in their area, leading to difficult driving conditions following the recent icy weather.

Torrent Councillor Malachy Quinn also called for Roads Service to “take a more active role” in gritting the Clondallon Drive/Close area after residents found it difficult to get in and out of their houses.

Cllr Quinn said: “I was contacted by residents in Clondallon this week to complain that the area hadn’t been gritted, nor has it ever been. I contacted Roads Service who told me that they do not take responsibility for gritting the area and would not be supplying salt boxes due to issues with the site.

“I have asked them to look into this matter and see how it can be resolved because the area is on a hill which makes it very difficult to drive in and out off, never mind walk. I will also be working with local residents to see how best to resolve this issue and to get salt boxes installed in the area.”

Cllr Quinn said he delivered bags of salt to the area from the Roads Service depot in Dungannon which, he hopes, will “help them out over the next weeks if more cold weather comes”