Belfast Telegraph

Safety warning as icy weather grips Northern Ireland

A yellow warning for ice has been issued for parts of Northern Ireland.

The Met Office has said eastern and northern parts of the province can expect to be impacted, with icy patches developing on untreated surfaces.

Pavements and cycle paths where showers have washed off treatment are also expected to freeze over.

The Met Office has said "some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces may occur".

The warning comes into place at 3pm on Wednesday and will remain in place until midday on Thursday.

Northern Ireland has avoided the treacherous weather which has hit other parts of the United Kingdom.

More than 12,000 homes in the Midlands, south-west England and Wales have been hit by power outages.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks also said around 13,800 of its customers had been left without power.

Airports, including Birmingham Airport and Luton Airport, have advised their passengers to check the status of their flights before travelling.

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