A WARNING has been sounded for road users to take care about a hidden menace of the floods which hit the Ballymena area on Sunday.
One man contacted ‘Ballymena Daily’ to say: “People need to be aware of missing manhole covers!!”
He sent pictures of a manhole cover missing on one of the busiest roads in the area – the Galgorm Road between Ahoghill and Gracehill.
A manhole cover was missing close to the junction with Lisnafillon Road.
The man said: “It seemed nearly every car was hitting it when I was there. It’s a 60mph road so car drivers probably wouldn’t have felt too much.
“I’d hate to think what would have happened if a motorbike went over it.
“I phoned the police and made several motorbike groups on Facebook aware.
“I think they’re 600mm x 600mm. The cars that went by when I was there where hitting the far edge with a bang. Like I said if a motorcyclist or a slower driver went over it it could have been disastrous.”