Ongoing flooding on R287 needs a solutions says local councillor

A Sinn Fein councillor in Sligo has called on the county council to find a solution for ongoing flooding on a stretch of the R287 between Slishwood and Correagh villages.

Councillor Thomas Healy told this week’s meeting of Sligo County Council that locals on the road known as ‘the long stretch’ are becoming fed up at it’s unpredictable nature of flooding.

He says following heavy rainfall the road can become impassable, sending traffic flow onto the narrow mountain foot road.

Some remedial work was carried out by the council in 2014 and a drainage pipe was installed but councillor Healy told the council this has not been an adequate solution.

In response the council confirmed that some environmental issues need to be addressed in relation to carrying out works to reduce flooding in the area and the matter will be pursued later this year.

Speaking to Ocean FM Councillor Healy says the unpredictable nature of flooding on the road is causing problems.