Ballymoney ‘like a bottle’

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ballymoney ‘like a bottle’ thumbnailMotorists experienced tailbacks along the A26 and Wattstown Roundabout in Coleraine whilst travelling to Ballymoney thanks to icy conditions on Monday December 11. WK50-NB-005

TEMPERATURES as low as minus 7 on Sunday night left many Ballymoney roads and pavements in a treacherous condition for workers and shoppers first thing yesterday (Monday) morning.
With only main roads gritted, many people found their roads "like a bottle" in many estates and developments in the town.
Many people raised the issue on social media and a local councillor has received complaints about road conditions and lack of gritting on rural roads.
Town centre pavements were exceptionally treacherous first thing in the morning, until council workers arrived to grit mid morning.
A Castlehill/Kirk Road area resident said: "Even stepping down the steps from the house was precarious.
“It was so slippy my car would go no where starting from a dead stop and I had to get some of my own sand, though it was better when I got going.
“The pavement down from Townhead Street car park was like a bottle, and I and others felt far safer using the road."
Niamh who had to come from Coleraine to work in Ballymoney, commented: "Driving from Coleraine to Ballymoney, the A26 was very icy with drivers travelling no more than 45mph.
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