0 Comments Northern Ireland gritting policy ‘a disgrace’ – expert warns of rise in untreated roads BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Gritters could be locked up and Northern Ireland’s roads left untreated in future as a result of budget cuts and the Stormont crisis, it has been claimed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-gritting-policy-a-disgrace-expert-warns-of-rise-in-untreated-roads-36501193.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36501183.ece/9bb7c/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-01-18_new_37790085_I1.JPG Email Gritters could be locked up and Northern Ireland’s roads left untreated in future as a result of budget cuts and the Stormont crisis, it has been claimed. The Department of Infrastructure (DfI) has been criticised after snow brought chaos to the province on Tuesday night resulting in public transport services being cancelled. Belfast City Councillor Peter Johnston branded the department an “absolute disgrace” and accused it of neglecting roads after he was caught up in a car accident on his way home. The UUP representative said main roads in the city – including the Albert Bridge Road, Belmont Road, Newtownards Road and the A55 near the busy Knock junction – did not appear to have been treated at all on Tuesday night. “The conditions were appalling the entire way,” he said. “Roads had not been treated, I’ve never seen busy roads in such a bad way.” Mr Johnston was approaching the roundabout outside… Read full this story
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