Council expected to greatly reduce the number of roads treated with salt

It is expected that Donegal County Council will announce a major overhaul of what roads in the county are to be treated during the expected cold snap.

Sources suggest the local authority will only salt about 370km per night, this compares to 1200 km when salt stocks are full.

It is understood the National Roads Authority has instructed the council to cut down its use of salt due to a national shortage.