Road salting disrupted due to protests

Published Tuesday, 11 December 2012
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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.

Road salting disrupted due to protests
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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jack frost in belfast wrote (620 days ago):
Let's blame everything we can think of on the protests UTV...including the weather!
Taxpayer in Ballyclare wrote (620 days ago):
Dont know why they didnt get the roads gritted in Ballyclare. The peaceful protest ended around 6pm. I was in the town at 7pm where it was very quiet. Excuses again from the DOE. There was a good 12 hr window to grit the roads.
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