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Anger mounts as lack of salt leaves regional roads in dangerous condition

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17 Dec 2010 Comments Off on Anger mounts as lack of salt leaves regional roads in dangerous condition
Anger mounts as lack of salt leaves regional roads in dangerous condition

michael@northern-standard.ie With nervous motorists in Monaghan and Cavan having had to chance their luck since the weekend on extremely dangerous roads that have not been treated by the local authorities, they will not be happy to hear that restrictions on the amount of salt to be spread will remain in place in the coming days, even as more severe weather is expected from today (Thursday) onward. An engineer with Monaghan Co Council confirmed to the Northern Standard yesterday that only national routes are currently being salted, as a result of ...

County battling against disruption as severe weather set to continue

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3 Dec 2010 Comments Off on County battling against disruption as severe weather set to continue

Co Monaghan is battling to minimize disruption to transport, school services and business as the current spell of severe weather afflicting the country as a whole is being forecast to continue to at least the weekend. Temperatures dropped as low as minus seven degrees in the county in the early hours of yesterday, Wednesday morning, and similar temperatures were being predicted for this, Thursday morning. Schools throughout the county were closed on Monday and Tuesday, but all second-level schools and a number of primary schools reopened yesterday. However, ...