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Bump in the road an ‘understatement’ as Councillor’s daughter asks for go on see-saw

Bump in road pothole

As far as road defects go this is up there with the best worst of them.

Residents in the Donaghmore, a rural area just north of Newry, have complained about the danger of this “bump” on the Ballyclare Road.

And Independent Councillor Mark Gibbons thought he take a look for himself and the result wasn’t

“If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry,” he said.

“I have to say a big thank you to local residents in the Donaghmore area for contacting me regarding this dangerous bump on the road.

“The Crotlieve area is absolutely huge and it is hard to explain to some people just how vast it is and how much ground a Councillor needs to cover on a day to day basis.

“My daughter Sophie would join me regularly on my little road trips. God love her, she’ll know every inch of the country before long and probably hate me for it, but she brightens up every adventure.

“We travelled up to Donaghmore anyway to see first hand this rise on the road. I like to see these things with my own eyes if possible.”

Councillor Gibbons said he couldn’t believe it when they finally pulled up to the area.

“A bump was a slight understatement,” he continued. “You could see how this could do serious damage to the underneath of any vehicle.

“As I was talking to residents at the location, a local man put a board on it to give it a bit of perspective.

“Sophie then gently pulled my coat and asked ‘Daddy can I have a go on the seesaw?’ If you didn’t laugh, you’d cry.

“Needless to say, all has been reported to Roads Service and I would advise people to avoid if possible or drive incredibly slowly on the Ballyclare Road if you can.”

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