A Tweet on TrafficwatchNI said: “Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing and there is a risk of snow, ice and frost on some roads.
“A @metofficeNI Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice for parts of Northern Ireland remains in place valid to 11:00 on Wednesday 10th February 2021.
Another Tweet adds: “Salting of roads on scheduled network considered at risk planned to commence early Tues evening.
“Road users are advised to exercise caution when travelling particularly when driving on untreated rds”.
This morning temperatures were all below zero in towns around NI and motorists were advised to ‘exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads’.
Today (Tuesday) sees a Yellow weather warning for ‘snow and ice’ in operation for parts of NI.
The Met Office advised that snow showers and icy stretches over parts of Northern Ireland may lead to some travel disruption’.
A weather warning is in operation from 4pm on Tuesday to 11am on Wednesday.
The Met Office advises that ‘some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services’ there is a likelihood of ‘some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces’ and there will ‘probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths’.
The Met Office website also advises that Tuesday will see “scattered snow showers blowing in from the Irish Sea which may cause minor travel disruption due to snow and ice”.
It adds that oad users should expect: “a few roads and railways likely to be affected leading to delays and longer journey times
“Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
“Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths”.
The Met Office warning adds: “Showers blowing inland from the Irish Sea are likely to produce some slight accumulations (1-3 cm), whilst falling as rain or sleet near the immediate coast.
“The largest accumulations during daylight hours will likely be confined to higher ground (above 200 m).
“Below this, freezing of wet snow through the evening is likely to cause some icy stretches which could then become snow covered overnight. Not everywhere will see these showers, and accumulations are expected to be patchy in nature.”
AND the NI Weather & Flood Advisory Service issued the following advisory.
“An Advisory of Snow has been issued for Northern Ireland. – Advisories are issued when there is a degree of uncertainty in the forecast. “This advisory will be subject to changes – it may be upgraded to a warning or cancelled so keep an eye on our page for updates.
“There is an increasing risk of a widespread snowfall event during Thursday & Friday and possibly into the weekend. This is something we have be monitoring and reporting on for several days now.
“Later this week Atlantic weather fronts are expected to try and move in from the west and as they encounter the very cold air currently in place it is likely it will turn to snow quite widely across the country some significant snow is possible giving moderate to large accumulations.
There is still some uncertainty and this is just an advisory at this stage. If this does occur as the models are showing then it is likely a level 2 warning could be issued.”
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