FLOODING ISSUE HIGHLIGHTED BY COUNCILLORS – FAMILIES “MAROONED” IN THEIR HOMES

21 November 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally and Veronica Corr

The flooding experienced throughout the county, as a result of last Thursday’s torrential rainfall was the subject of two motions of urgent business at Monday’s meetings of the Ballybay/Clones and Monaghan Municipal Districts.

A motion calling on Monaghan Co Council to immediately seek special funding to allow for priority works to be carried out on the R190 Ballybay to Cootehill (Dundalk – Cavan) road to alleviate what Councillor Seamus Coyle described as regular flooding resulting in road  closures at Corrybrennan, Cumry, Keenoughbane and Lisnalong, received the full support of councillors at Monday’s meeting of Ballybay-Clones Municipal District.

‘This is a vital work / travel route. Residents are marooned in their homes, farmers are unable to have feed deliveries or milk / animal collections and business people are unable to operate their businesses – haulage, taxi etc with the road totally closed to travel,’ the motion continued. It added that in both 2008 and 2009 the road was closed for a week due to flooding while it was closed for 10 days in 2011.

Moving the motion, Councillor Coyle said that the road had once again suffered flooding due to last Thursday’s heavy rainfall.

“We have reached the point where we have to deal with this road issue as it is unacceptable.”

Cllr. Coyle also said that he had spoken to a woman living along ….

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