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Heavy snow brings major disruption

Snow continues to cause disruption across Northern Ireland.

More than 130 schools have closed for the day while drivers are experiencing difficult driving conditions.

The east of the region has been worst affected by the wintry blast.

Bus routes in Belfast have been disrupted and the city's zoo has also been forced to close.

While a Met Office amber warning for snow has now lifted, a yellow warning remains in place until 11am tomorrow.

The national forecaster predicted that showers of sleet, snow and hail will continue through today and into tomorrow morning.

TransportNI, which is responsible for roads maintenance, and the PSNI have warned motorists to take care.

Three hundred TransportNI staff and 120 gritters are on call for gritting operations across the region.

A PSNI spokeswoman urged driver to "exercise caution".

"Do not assume your vehicle can handle all conditions," she said.

"Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads."

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