Council spokesperson defends gritting priorities

A senior Donegal County Council Engineer has defended the authority's record on road gritting and salting, saying the council has been responding to wintry weather, and will continue to do so. After freezing conditions last night and this morning, questions were raised about the level of treatment on local roads.

Michael Mc Garvey from Donergal County Council says roads were treated over the weekend on the basis of call outs and the weather forecast. However he says it is not an exact science, and even when treatment is carried out it cannot be assumed that roads are safe.

He says there's no question of the council's services being compromised................

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