A Donegal County Councillor has said that ‘dangerous subsidence’ on an east Donegal road is posing a serious road safety problem.
Councillor Gerry Crawford said the busy regional road in Carrickmore, between Derry (via St Johnston) and Lifford, s looking for the County Council to take action.
Crawford told Donegal Daily: “The road carries a very high volume of traffic throughout the year, including HGVs and cross-border traffic.
“The road, up until August 10th, was used as a nightly diversion when repairs on the A5 were taking place.
“It is of strategic importance and it is incredibly busy but this dangerous subsidence is not being properly marked.”
A traffic cone, with a tied on hi-vis jacket, has been positioned near the area in question to warn drivers of the danger, but Crawford insists that has already been blown from its position more than once.
“The cone has been blown into the culvert and lifted out already today (Weds) and it is something that needs immediate action because it has the potential to cause a serious accident,” Crawford explained.
“The Donegal County Council have been informed and I am now waiting on them to take action.”