Monday 26 June 2017

Council reassures public that traffic cameras are not 'roadside bombs'

Picture of the devices: via WLRFM
Picture of the devices: via WLRFM
Daire Courtney

Daire Courtney

Waterford City and County Council have reassured the public after their mobile traffic cameras were mistaken for bombs and alerted to Gardaí.

The Council placed traffic cameras in a number of “strategic locations” this morning as part of a traffic survey. The cameras consist of a pole attached to a battery pack in a black case.

Several members of the public mistook these for bombs and alerted Gardaí, who informed the Council of the reports.

The Council took to social media following the reports to reassure the public.

Speaking to, a spokesperson for Waterford County and City Council said: “Gardaí alerted us early this morning and we informed the public of the survey shortly after.”

In a statement to, Gardaí said: "Gardaí received a report of a suspicious device in Ardkeen, Co Waterford at approximately 02:45 on 25/10/16. Gardaí are not investigating this incident."

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