30/01/2019

Snow Closes Schools And Disrupts Travel Across NI

Heavy overnight snow has led to some travel disruption and school closures across parts of Northern Ireland.

Staff at the City of Derry Airport have said they are working hard to keep the runway clear, but warned passengers of delays and advised anyone hoping to make a flight to allow extra travel time for their journey to and from the airport.

Passengers can keep up to date with flight information here.
News Image
A number of schools, mainly in County Antrim and County L'Derry have also closed their doors today, 30 January, due to the adverse weather.

A full list of those affected can be accessed here.

Police have also advised of treacherous driving conditions on the A37 Broad Road between Limavady and Coleraine, with reports of multiple vehicles stuck in the area.

Snowploughs are working hard to clear the area.

All Foyle Metro services in L'Derry are currently cancelled, while express services are still running but passengers have been warned of long delays.

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

13 August 2019
Appeal As Car Collides With Roundabout
Police are investigating the circumstances of a collision which saw a car end up on top of a roundabout near the Belfast International Airport. The single vehicle crash happened at the Tully Road/ Airport Road roundabout in County Antrim yesterday, Monday 12 August.
16 August 2019
Alleged UVF Threats Made At Lisnasharragh
An alleged UVF threat has been made against contractors working on a leisure centre in east Belfast. It is understood that work may be halted at Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre, the site of the former Robinson Centre, due to threats lodged by the paramilitary group.
16 August 2019
New Children's Writing Fellow Appointed
Local author Kelly McCaughrain has been announced as the new Seamus Heaney Children's Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland. An award-winning writer, Kelly will be based at Queen's University Belfast for the next two years, working with students and engaging in outreach activities.
21 June 2018
Holidaymakers Warned About Dangers Of 'Importing Diseases'
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has issued a warning to holidaymakers about the dangers of importing animal or plant disease to Northern Ireland. The DAERA has said that it is illegal to bring certain food and plant products into the country.
05 February 2014
Ministers Praise Twinbrook Adult Learning Scheme
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann visited St Luke's Primary in Twinbrook, Belfast, today to see how adults from the Colin area are achieving qualifications through an education programme at the school.