Council to Survey Roads After the Thaw

NORTH Tipperary County Council is to carry out a survey of all its roads following the cold weather.

NORTH Tipperary County Council is to carry out a survey of all its roads following the cold weather.

Each of the councillors at this Monday's Newport area committee complained that local roads were in a dreadful state following the thaw.

However, Cllr John "Rocky" McGrath described himself as "not the happiest camper" in the chamber.

"Newport is like skating on ice. I know there is a policy in relation to the main roads, but Newport is entitled to have a person there full time looking after footpaths," he said.

Cllr McGrath offered his services free of charge for one day a week because what what there at the monent was "like something out of Fr Ted".

Cllr Phyll Bugler said that people in hilly areas were already isolated.

"There were advertisements encouraging us to visit neighbours, but you couldn't get up to them, the roads were lethal," she stated.

Cllr John Carroll, who had called for the roads survey, said that some roads were in a "shocking" state and urged the council to find the critical areas.

He called for overhanging trees to be cut as the shelter they gave was causing slippy road.

Full story in this week's Tipperary Star.