Public warned to prepare for more snow

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
The public are being advised that there is the potential for disruption to travel as a band of snow is expected across Northern Ireland over the next few days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow for this evening. A spokesperson for TransportNI said, “The Met Office forecast is advising the public to expect a period of very wintry weather, with the potential for snow and strong winds. “Tomorrow, showers will turn increasingly wintry and it is expected that Thursday morning could potentially see up to 10cm of snow across parts of Northern Ireland. “TransportNI has 300 staff and around 120 gritters on standby to salt main roads to help drivers to cope with wintry conditions. However, motorists and public transport users should keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared for disruption to their daily commute, allowing plenty of time when planning a journey. He added, “During periods of snow, you may have to drive at a fraction of the speed you would normally drive at to keep safe. This means it may take considerably longer to reach your destination during wintry weather.” TransportNI will try to ensure that motorists are kept fully up to date with road conditions. Information on gritting is relayed electronically to the media to ensure the latest news on road conditions is available to motorists. This information is also relayed to to ensure the public are kept up to date with winter service operations.
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