Oh cone! Oh cone! You wait for one ... and then six come along

March 3rd, 2017 6:25 PM

By Southern Star Team

No cones to go to: the markers appear to be ‘growing' on their new location

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THE arrival of new cones at a collapsed road near Schull have angered a resident who has resorted to a ‘name and shame’ campaign against Cork County Council.

Julia Zagar posted her outburst on Facebook – with two photographs featuring some half buried and some new traffic cones. 

‘Rather than fix the problem, Cork County Council have added more traffic cones – not even bothering to retrieve the ones that have fallen in,’ she pointed out.

The Schull resident began her mini-tirade by pointing out that part of the road near the old school house at Lowertown collapsed after a winter storm in 2016 and that the Council had put some cones there to warn
pedestrians and motorists alike.

But now, 12 months on, with the subsidence growing and the hole measuring more than 1.5m, she claims there is an even greater risk to pedestrians and motorists.

‘The cones have also blocked the drain and that will just exacerbate the problem,’ she said. 

‘And, before long, the road will be impassable and require a huge investment in terms of labour and repair costs – not to mention the inconvenience of a road closure.’

Julia, who is an artist and a community activist, is also going to take the matter up with Cork County Council directly.

‘It’s not like they are not aware of it,’ she added, ‘they are the Council’s cones after all.’

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