28/02/2018

Weather Warning For Snow Issued In NI

A weather warning for snow across Northern Ireland is to remain in place until midnight on Saturday, 03 March, as the 'Beast from the East' closes in.

Temperatures will not go above 0 degrees on Wednesday, 28 February, and they are expected to plummet to -7 degrees in some areas on Wednesday night.

A number of bus services in south Armagh are not operating and other services may be affected throughout the week, according to Translink.

On Thursday, 01 March, occasional snow showers are expected throughout the day with a maximum temperature of 0 degrees.

Drivers and the public are being urged to take care.
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Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for the Elderly Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said: "I am appealing to people, and especially to our most vulnerable, to take the necessary precautions that have been advised. Stock up on essential foods, heat your residences as required and safely and stay indoors until this weather event has passed.

"The Government's National Emergency Coordination Committee is sending out regular updates and I would ask people to pay attention to these. Local Authorities have emergency plans in place. Emergency Services are on standby to assist those in difficulty but should only be contacted over this busy period in situations of real need."

(CD/LM)

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