McKillop hits out at lack of gritting following Armoy accident

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The Carrowreagh Road near Armoy. Picture – Google Maps.

A COUNCILLOR is calling for roads chiefs to reconsider gritting a road near Armoy following an accident.

Traditional Unionist Voice representative, Alderman Sharon McKillop, who sits on Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, said:

“I am appalled that Road Service has yet again left the Carrowreagh Road ungritted during yet another cold spell. This has resulted in a car ending up on its roof in an accident which could have resulted in serious injury or worse.

“What makes this all the more shocking is that last December I contacted Road Service about the issue asking why it was not being gritted and pointing out that it is a main thoroughfare to Armoy from the North West.

“I received a response telling me that the road did not meet the conditions for gritting.

“I am asking Road Service to urgently revisit there position on this given that Carrowreagh Road provides a direct link to the B67 Moyarget Road.

“It is also important to remember that school buses regularly use the road. Just because a road is a B road does not mean that it should be missed when it comes to gritting, particularly after it has been resurfaced leaving is smoother.

“Action is required now to prevent a repeat of accidents like the one. This should act as the final wake-up call for Road Service on this matter.”

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