Belfast Telegraph

Drivers warned to take care as cold snap grips province

By David Young

Drivers are being warned to be careful on the roads as cold weather grips Northern Ireland this weekend.

The Department for Infrastructure advised road users to take extra care when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads.

Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing and there is a risk of icy conditions on the roads.

While gritters were in action overnight, salting the major roads, there were also reports of heavy showers in the west of the province creating hazardous conditions for drivers. Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing point with widespread frost and icy winds.

Met Office forecasters said there would be a frosty start to today, with wintry showers on hills and across northern districts.

Rain in the morning will ease as the day progresses, giving a maximum temperature of 6 °C.

Scotland is also braced for snow as heavy rain and strong winds lash the UK with a threat of flooding.

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