Published Saturday, 23 March 2013
Teams have been working to help those left stranded by the snowy weather. (© Presseye)
A bus carrying 33 Scottish tourists got into difficulty in the snow in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, on Friday evening.
The group was later lead to safety by the North West Mountain Rescue Team.
The same rescue crews were also involved in helping a family who were snowed-in at a farmhouse on high ground, close to Glenarm.
Joe Dowdall said they have been sending up supplies of food.
"When the team arrived they could only get to within about three miles of the farm and they couldn't actually get the people out," he told UTV.
"They're actually carrying food and supplies in to the farm to resupply."
In rural Mallusk, a police helicopter was used to evacuate an ill gentleman to hospital due to his house being completely impassable due to snow drifts.
Meanwhile a group of Methodist College pupils are among those caught up in a 28 mile tailback en route to Stranraer in Scotland.
Thirty six members of the under-12s rugby team stopped around 7pm on Friday.
Coach Davy Wells, who is with the team, said they haven't moved since.
"We left Newcastle at about 2pm and conditions were blustery, then we hit snow which worsened and worsened until we were stopped," he explained.
"It's very difficult to get information as to what is wrong but we gather that a lorry has jack-knifed at the end of the queue, and the tailback is something in the region of 28 miles.
"We have 36 young men with us and they're in good spirits, they're actually out having a snowball fight at the side of the road at the moment".
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