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Cars parked along Bothar an Iarainn towed away this morning

Cars parked along Bothar an Iarainn towed away this morning
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Local motorists who parked on Bothar an Iarainn this morning may return to find their cars have gone.

According to reports this morning, a number of vehicles parked have been lifted onto the back of recovery trucks and tow trucks with Gardaí overseeing the operation.

The road, also known as the Iron Road, links the Marshes Shopping Centre and the Tesco Extra megastore and Lidl shopping outlets and runs alongside the Dundalk Gaels GFC pitch.

It is frequently used by commuters who park their cars along it before getting the Matthews bus from the Marshes to Dublin.

This has caused frustration for other road users over the years as only a single lane of traffic is able to travel along the road at a time due to cars parked on either side.

This is not the first time vehicles parked there have been towed.

Louth County Council installed double yellow lines along the road in 2015 but even prior to that parking was not permitted due to the solid white line on the road.

Commuters have been urged to use the council’s day long-term car park on the Rampart Road or Car Park 3 of the Marshes where commuter rates are available.