Yellow weather warning for ’snow and ice’ to cause more problems this weekend in NI

Another Yellow weather warning for ‘snow and ice’ in Northern Ireland has been issued by the Met Office - this time for Saturday.

The latest alert is in operation between 00:00 hrs on Saturday and 23:59.

The Met Office advise that ‘Snow is likely to spread east during Saturday with some accumulations in places and icy stretches.

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‘Potential for disruption to travel’.

Meteorologists advise that:

- some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

- small chance of more prolonged delays with stranded vehicles and cancelled rail and air travel.

- there is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off

People take a walk in snow that has fallen overnight

- there is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

- a small chance that untreated pavements and cycle paths become impassable.

The latest weather warning come after a two day break from back-to back weather warnings in NI.

A moorhen inspects the snow-covered ground