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Councillor Paul Duffy praises response of local public and community services

Published: 4 January, 2018

Councillor Paul Duffy praises response of local public and community services

Speaking following Storm Eleanor which caused significant damage and disruption across the ABC Council Area, Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Duffy said:

"Storm Eleanor caused serious damage across Portadown tearing down walls, fences and roof tiles. Many were left with no electric and trees and telephone poles blocked lanes and roads across rural areas.

"A number of trees and poles remain and I am in constant touch with Roads Service and BT. A small number of residents are also without electric and I am in touch with NIE. These services are under severe pressure.

"That said I want to praise locals who have helped remove trees and large pieces of debris from roads and lanes and indeed our local public services for the role they have played - going above and beyond to repair the damage left in the wake of the storm."