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Northern Ireland cold snap may bring first snow of winter

BY MICHELLE SMYTH

Northern Ireland could get a dusting of snow when a cold snap arrives in the middle of next week.

Forecasters do not expect the snow to cause any disruption and believe temperatures will climb again by next weekend, but it could be an early taste of the winter to come.

Temperatures of between zero and -3C are expected "widely" on Tuesday night.

Rachel Vince, a senior forecaster at MeteoGroup, said people will find that it will get "noticeably colder". She said Northern Ireland is at risk of snow along with parts of Scotland, the east coast of England, west Wales and south-west England.

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said Roads Service has officials on stand-by 24/7 to deal with every eventuality and is 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.

For help and advice about coping with winter's challenges visit: www.nidirect.gov.uk/winter

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