Work to address flooding in Coalisland and Clonoe

Linda Dillon says the leaflet contains 'lies' as Sinn Fein is a pro-life party
Linda Dillon says the leaflet contains 'lies' as Sinn Fein is a pro-life party

Coalisland Sinn Fein councillors, Joe O’Neill and Linda Dillon, have welcomed measures taken to address flooding in the Washingbay Road area.

The councillors met with officials from Transport NI after reports that water was running on to the road from nearby fields, causing a flood and draining into the entrance of Naomh Colum Cille hurling club.

It is understood damage was caused to the club’s entrance road as a result.

Cllr O’Neill said he was delighted that Transport NI had acted quickly to resolve the matter as it was a “real hazard” which was causing difficulties for the hurling club when heavy rain fell.

Cllr Dillon said a number of local issues were addressed at the meeting, adding: “We did a number of site visits on that day and have been able to get work done to resolve some issues or at least get them put onto a future programme of works. We also asked that the footpath on the Ballynakelly Road be repaired and grass and bushes be cut back as it is practically unusable in its current state. We are also awaiting a further meeting with Transport NI in relation to Killen crossroads and other accident hotspots along that stretch of road.”