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Praise for frontline workers keeping roads safe

Bannside TUV Alderman Stewart McDonald has commended frontline workers who have been busy endeavouring to keep the province's roads clear and safe for drivers.

With freezing temperatures forecast to continue through to the weekend, the Department for Infrastructure has around 300 staff and 130 gritters tasked with the challenge of working in dangerous conditions to keep roads opened.

Alderman Stewart McDonald said:

“In recent days, TUV council colleagues and I have been doing what we can to get salt to residents of the Borough. But while we have been critical of DFI Road Service management, I think it is important to point out that I do not find fault with the men on the ground who are going above and beyond to do what they can to keep our roads and footpaths as safe as possible.

“Working for anything but a fortune, they are out day and daily salting and gritting. In doing so, they provide an invaluable service to the entire community.

“All too often we can point to the places which are missed but we need to remember also the vital work which is done.”


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