Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “These adverse conditions are expected to continue for some time and I would like to see the relevant Executive Ministers taking account of this information and doing more to keep roads passable. The Stormont Executive must address this matter and allay the fears of road users across Northern Ireland.
“I want to pay tribute to Roads Service staff who have been battling the elements day and night throughout Christmas and the New Year to keep as many roads open as their budget and resources allow for. Executive Ministers must examine these resources and if necessary make extra provisions to ensure people can get to work, children can go to school and everyone can get on with their everyday lives. Other people who suffer at this time are those who depend on carers and live on untreated roads that are difficult to access.”