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Blast of cold brings misery to our roads

By Linda Stewart

The spring sunshine that recently bathed Northern Ireland seemed a distant memory yesterday as snow and ice brought traffic grinding to a crawl.

Snow, sleet and hail showers raked Northern Ireland as chill winds swept down from Arctic regions.

Last night, the Roads Service warned of possible icy conditions in the north, south and west and said salting would take place on main routes likely to be affected.

"Motorists are again advised to exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads," a spokesman said.

Today is expected to be bright with some sunny spells, followed by sunshine and scattered showers on Saturday. Sunday is expected to be milder but cloudy with outbreaks of rain.

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