Wintry weather causing disruption: Schools closed and road conditions treacherous

The Met Office picture for Sunday morning across NI
The Met Office picture for Sunday morning across NI

Heavy snowfalls and icy conditions have forced a number of local schools to close.

It is reported that all schools in the area are closed, the list includes:

Bronte Primary School

Drumadonnell Primary School

Dromore Road Primary School

Edenderry Primary School

Donacloney Primary School

Drumadonnell Primary School

St Mary’s Primary School

Banbridge High School

Rathfriland High School

Banbridge Academy

Dromore High School

Donacloney Primary School

St Mary’s Primary School

St Colman’s PS and All Saints’ NU Annaclone, Annaclone, A full list of schools that are closed is available on the Department of Education website - www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/school-closures

The Department for Infrastructure has said salting of the scheduled road network has been ongoing throughout the night, with snow ploughs also operating where necessary. The DfI said this morning: “The south and east of the province are experiencing the most snow with much of the M1 and A1 currently down to one lane in each direction. Further salting and ploughing is continuing at present.”