Calls for action after busy Moy street floods

Heavy rain caused flooding at Dungannon Street, Moy
Heavy rain caused flooding at Dungannon Street, Moy

Officials from the Department of Regional Development (DRD) have promised to carry out investigatory work after homes and businesses in Moy were affected by flooding.

Several hours of heavy rainfall last weekend meant Dungannon Street in the village was “an accident waiting to happen” due to the busy traffic through the area, according to one resident.

The Moy woman told the TIMES that, despite the street flooding on previous occasions over the last few years, the situation on Sunday, August 23, was “dreadful”.

“The water was coming up over the footpath”, she explained. “It was a serious accident waiting to happen because Moy is such a busy place with traffic coming through constantly. It really was very frightening.”

Moy SDLP councillor, Denise Mullen, has been liaising with DRD to address the problem faced by residents and traders in the area.

Cllr Mullen was due to meet officials on site to progress the work.

It’s understood gullies were cleared within the last four months.

A spokesperson for DRD said: “TransportNI is aware of the problem and is investigating the cause.”