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Warning on travel as snow forecast for Northern Ireland

BY CLAIRE GRAHAM

Published 18/11/2013

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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