Road salting disrupted due to protests
Published Tuesday, 11 December 2012
As temperatures plummeted overnight, salting of the roads on the scheduled Northern Ireland network was disrupted due to protests over the decision to only fly the Union Jack on designated days.
Icy conditions hit NI overnight. (© Getty)
As a result some roads in Belfast and Ballyclare, Co Antrim were not salted.
A Roads Service spokesperson said: "Further salting is being undertaken this morning where considered necessary but motorists are advised to exercise caution when travelling this morning, particularly when driving on untreated roads."
According to the UK Met Office, widespread frost is expected to return throughout the region on Wednesday evening.
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