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.
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.