Yellow warning for snow in NI

Published Monday, 18 March 2013
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A yellow warning for snow is in place for Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

Yellow warning for snow in NI
Drivers have been warned of black ice in Belfast. (© Getty)

The Met Office said between five and 10cm could fall over high ground as temperatures plummet across the region.

Counties Armagh, Antrim, Down, Londonderry and Tyrone could be affected.

The public have been warned to expect some travel disruption.

"During Tuesday an area of sleet and snow over Scotland will move south into parts of Northern England and Northern Ireland," the Met Office said. "Ice will also be a hazard."

Police have also warned motorists of black ice in the Tornaroy Road area of Belfast.

It follows a number of traffic collisions on Sunday.

The Roads Service said it has salted the main network overnight.

"Salting of those roads on the scheduled salting network considered to be at risk from frost or ice was completed last night," a statement said.

"Further treatment is underway this morning where required. Drivers are advised to exercise caution especially when travelling on untreated roads."

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6 Comments
Big B in Co Antrim wrote (618 days ago):
Can we get Stormount to sort out the cold weather for the rest of year? This will keep peace on our beautiful streets. Come on sort it out!
Sam in Ireland. wrote (619 days ago):
Hopefully keep the protests and riots off our streets
Louise in Co. Derry wrote (619 days ago):
lol nice till see a topic people agree on in this country :-P
Anon in Belfast wrote (619 days ago):
And never under any sercomstances do you eat the frozen mars bars in the snow. So we are in for more cold wet weather then.. Huh, whats new for this we country eh. Sure we all loved the snow when we were kids.
Michael in Bangor wrote (620 days ago):
I agree........never eat yellow snow!!
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