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Heavy snow causes traffic delays

Snow on cars

Heavy snow hits Northern Ireland

Heavy snow has affected many parts of Northern Ireland with road conditions said to be dangerous.

The police are warning motorists to drive with extra care and allow additional time for their journey.

Earlier, the A8 carriageway from Larne harbour was congested with lorries due to the snow but police say the traffic problem has since cleared.

Police had advised motorists of delays and asked those arriving for ferries to allow extra time for their journey.

There were reports of up to nine inches of snow in Newcastle, County Down.

A spokesman for the Roads Service said roads had been affected by "accumulations of snow" in counties Antrim, Down and Armagh and they had "been treated accordingly".

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