26/02/2004

Heavy snow showers affect whole of NI

Heavy snow showers have affected many parts of Northern Ireland overnight and there is a Met Office severe weather warning in force.

Snow depths ranged from one inch to six inches with many schools closing for the day because of the dangerous conditions.

Drivers were also urged to take care on secondary roads because many have not been treated by DoE gritters and in the worst affected areas those that have been treated are in a dangerous condition due to lying snow.

The heavy snow has also led to Translink warning passengers of delays of up to 15 minutes on both bus and rail services.

Though the severe weather is set to continue into the weekend, forecasters expect that the snow falls will decrease in frequency and intensity.

(MB)

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