There's over 3,000km of road in Cavan and 700km of that has been salted to deal with adverse weather conditions this week.
That's according to the local authority's executive which told a meeting of Cavan County Council on Monday that its salting programme was one of the best in Ireland when compared with other counties.
The news came after calls for salting to be carried out on a dangerous stretch of road in Ballyconnell and at another location close Killeshandra and Carrigallen. Cllr Peter McVitty told those gathered that while the effort of the local authority in recent days was to be commended, fire services were unable to reach a house fire in Killeshandra last weekend because of the condition of the road.
He added that when he asked for the road to be salted, he was told that the council didn't have to manpower to deal with the task in hand. "The road that goes from the Mountain Cross between Ballyconnnell and Carrigallen that goes on for Killeshandra is a very busy road and needs to be salted.
"There was a couple of mornings there that it was extremely slippery and dangerous. Down in Curla parish there is a school and one section of the road there that is being used by school buses and cars bringing children to the school and it is extremely dangerous at the present time," Cllr McVitty said.