Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunnyhill salting plea in cold snap

The cold snap this week has resulted in calls from residents along the Sunnyhill Road to have it added to Kildare County Council's salting programme, writes Brian Byrne.

The road, described over recent years as a 'rat run' for traffic from the south trying to avoid the lights in Kilcullen on the way towards Newbridge, was the scene of a number of reported skids during the week, including a school transport vehicle.

It is particularly busy at commuting times, which at this time of the year are most likely to mean low road temperatures leading to black ice.

On the map, the road is highlighted in red, while the blue lines represent the roads which are on the salting programme.

"There's also a speeding problem here for a long time," one resident told the Diary. "But the most urgent thing just now is to have it salted in sub-zero weather, to try and prevent something more serious than the skids this week."