20/10/2017

All Roads Affected By Storm Ophelia Reopened

All roads in Northern Ireland affected by Storm Ophelia have been reopened.

Over 300 Department for Infrastructure staff and contractors removed trees and debris from around 200 affected roads across the region.

Gullies and grilles will continue to be checked and cleared of leaf fall over the next few days.
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The Department confirmed it will continue to monitor the weather and will take any necessary action.

(CD/MH)

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