Downpour rips up repaired road

January 3rd, 2019 11:55 AM

By Jackie Keogh

A recent flash flood caused havoc to the road outside the school on Cape Clear Island. The islanders were pleased that the road was resurfaced very quickly by Cork County Council.

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A RECENTLY repaired road on the island of Cape Clear had to be re-done after it was badly damaged by excessive surface water.

The Council, in conjunction with Irish Water, had carried out extensive drainage works and temporary road resurfacing, pending a major resurfacing project that will be carried next year when the weather improves. However, in early December, the road outside Scoil Naisiúnta Inis Cléire was badly damaged after there was a flash flood in the area caused by heavy rain over the weekend.

The road was impassable for some time, but islander Seamus Ó Drisceoil confirmed that the repair works were carried out promptly by Cork County Council.

The island representative said: ‘We are all looking forward to the day when the major resurfacing works will be carried out. And we are very much looking forward to having our electric buses operating on these newly-resurfaced roads.’

Mr O Drisceoil confirmed that the island co-operative had secured funding to provide two small electric buses to transport people around the island and he said that they should be in service before the start of the tourism season.


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