Temporary snow plough to be used in Letterkenny area

Temporary snow plough to be used in Letterkenny area

Temporary snow plough to be used in Letterkenny area

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Letterkenny Chamber hit out this week at the National Roads Authority over its failure to supply adequate salt levels during the current big freeze, the local Town Council has outlined its latest response to ongoing problems within the urban area.

Town Engineer, John McCarron, indicated that four squads had been deployed at various locations around the town to help alleviate difficulties.

Work was also ongoing in the vicinity of the Fire Station at De Valera Road while there also had been work carried out on Justice Walsh Road, he revealed. "The large gritter is out and will work around the traffic to grit where they can," added Mr. McCarron.The Council is also mounting a temporary snow plough on a tractor and has also hired a digger to help with snow clearing. Areas to be cleared of accumulated snow include the Pearse Road and Port Road, the Engineer told the Chamber in a briefing. A cherry picker is being deployed to clear icicles which have been causing problems on the Main Street.

Chamber C.E.O., Toni Forrester said they had asked Chambers Ireland to feed into the DETI, DOE AND NRA regarding what she called the "ridiculous situation" with regard to salt supplies.