Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Warning on travel as snow forecast for Northern Ireland

Heavy snow in the Mourne Mountains last winter created treacherous conditions
Heavy snow in the Mourne Mountains last winter created treacherous conditions

Woolly hats, scarves and de-icer may be needed this week as a cold snap is expected to bring a light dusting of snow across Northern Ireland tomorrow.

The white blanket won't see any snowmen being built – but temperatures could hit freezing.

Tuesday is expected to be very cold, with sunshine and a few snow showers. The cold snap will worsen throughout the week with -4C a possibility on Thursday.

The Met Office advises packing essentials into the car, including an ice scraper and de-icer, warm clothes and enough blankets for a driver and all passengers, a torch, jump leads, a shovel, an atlas and sunglasses – as the winter sun can dazzle.

Minister Danny Kennedy said Roads Service is on stand-by and prepared to "tackle the enormous job of keeping the main roads across Northern Ireland open" this winter.

Information on salting and the latest road conditions is available on: www.trafficwatchni.com.

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