Tuesday 20 February 2018

Six cars flipped over near Oulart black spot

David Medcalf

STARTLING figures on the damage done at accident black spot Monavullen have been aired by Cllr. Martin Storey.

The Labour man told fellow councillor last week that six cars had overturned at the Monavullen bends near Oulart recently.

He reckoned that that were 15 accidents on the Finchogue to Oulart road in the three months to January.

The former Wexford hurling captain was responding to a petition, organised by local businessman Christopher Parle, which attracted almost 300 signatures in a week calling for action.

But county council officials have indicated that there is no budget for repairs.

The best director of road services Eamonn Hore could offer was the possibility that extra signs may be erected warning of the dangers.

Cllr. Storey admitted that he did not know why Monavullen has become such a hazard on the main route connecting Enniscorthy and Oulart.

It appears particularly prone to frost but the surface, camber and speed may also be factors contributing to the worrying number of mishaps.

'Money is the issue but this is where the money should go,' urged Martin Storey.

And there are problems elsewhere on the same road.

His ears were still ringing from the call received from one woman who complaining that damage caused by a pothole in Cooladine was the reason why she failed her NCT test.

Gorey Guardian

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