Belfast Telegraph

Snow falls across Northern Ireland as cold weather continues

People across Northern Ireland have awoken to falling snow.

A yellow weather warning is in place, with heavy hail and snow is expected throughout Sunday with it accumulating on many surfaces.

In an update on Sunday morning, the Met Office warned the public to expect longer journey times and said there is the potential for some vehicles to become stranded.

It has also warned there is the potential for power cuts and other services like mobile phones to be affected.

The Met Office said:  "The cold conditions with a mixture of clear spells and wintry showers will continue through Sunday night and Monday morning. This will result in temperatures falling rapidly on Sunday evening and icy patches developing on untreated surfaces, especially where any wintry showers lead to wash off of previous treatment.

"Any heavier snow showers may lead to temporary accumulations of 1 cm or less at low levels whilst over higher ground, above approximately 200 m, as much as 2 to 5 cm may accumulate in a few places."

The PSNI has warned motorists snow and freezing overnight have left some routes treacherous, and advised drivers reduce speed and drive with extra care.

Across the province, people have tweeted out pictures of the snowfall.

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