Council agrees revised Winter Maintenance Programme

Donegal County Council has agreed a revised Winter Maintenance Programme after a series of meetings this afternoon involving roads officials and the various electoral areas.

Engineers say there will be sufficient salt stocks in storage, and sand and grit will be made available to the public where needed.

Stranorlar councillors agreed that each member could designate an area where sand and grit would be left.

In terms of equipment, it's been confirmed that the council has applied for funding from the NRA for three new snow blowers.

Issues of driver availability have also been raised, with members told that there are 38 permanent drivers available for winter service, with a further 41 relief drivers being trained up.

Cllr Terence Slowey said that he's happy that the issues that councillors from the Glenties electoral area had were addressed today....

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