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Shoppers abandon cars overnight

Published 21/12/2010 | 05:00

CHRISTMAS consumers at a major shopping centre left their cars there overnight after conditions became too difficult to drive home.

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Dundrum Town Centre said it would not charge customers for overnight parking after traffic came to a standstill around the building yesterday.

A large number of shoppers decided to leave their vehicles and walk or get public transport home.

Traffic around Dundrum became particularly bad after a truck jackknifed on the M50, affecting incoming and outgoing traffic from the centre. In addition, a bus had to be moved from the middle of the village while the roads remained ungritted, said centre director Don Nugent.

Irish Independent

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