Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has said that problems arose this week with Transport NI gritting lorries being unable to access Creggan Heights due to a high volume of parked cars blocking their route.

Councillor Colly Kelly said: “I have been contacted by residents and drivers who have raised concerns that the gritter vehicles were unable to access Creggan Heights on Tuesday night due to the high volume of parked cars.This is very worrying as this is a main arterial route through Creggan.

"I have been working  with Seán Dolans GAC who have agreed to open their club house car park during times of adverse weather for residents to park their cars for a short time to allow the gritter vehicle to access Creggan Heights.

"It's vital that residents are able to park their cars at their homes, but also vital that the gritter vehicle and  emergency services can access the area for the health and safety of residents and drivers."

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