Warning on travel as snow forecast for Northern Ireland
Published 18/11/2013 | 01:30
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.