Knockbeg principal asks council to salt road

Icy road

Knockbeg principal asks council to salt road

The principal of a busy Laois secondary school is urging Laois County Council to salt the road to it this winter, for the safety of his pupils.

Knockbeg College principal Mike Carew said that the 3 mile long Sleaty road has seen many accidents from ice in recent years. Students are advised not to walk it for their own safety.

“The safety of our families is the most important thing. We have 300 families driving in and out every single day. Cars have previously skidded off the road, and one crashed into the bridge. It is not a good road, but any accident is one too many,” he said.

November 18 was the start of the icy weather, but there was no sign of salting done.

“The winter is only getting started.It would be very appropriate if the road from the roundabout at the Talbot hotel, to the college was treated,” the principal said.