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School closures and power cuts amid snow disruption

Northern Ireland faces more disruption after it was hit by heavy snowfall.

Heavy snow has caused widespread disruption across Northern Ireland with power cuts and treacherous conditions.

More than 200 schools have been closed primarily in Belfast as well as counties Down, Armagh and Antrim.

Full list of closures is available here.

NIE say 23,000 customers lost power due to the adverse weather. Most have had supply restored, with only 600 still without electricity mainly in Craigavon, Ballyclare, Newry and Ballymena.

Meanwhile the Department of Infrastructure say winter teams have been working in difficult conditions.

Salting of roads on the scheduled network will continue. Credit: Pacemaker

Gritters and snow ploughs have been working across Northern Ireland overnight and extra staff have been deployed.

Motorists are advised to travel only if essential on Wednesday with further snow and ice in the forecast.

Translink say after last night’s disruption, services are returning to normal however, services are subject to disruption and cancellation.

An amber warning for snow and ice is in place until 8am on Wednesday, with a yellow warning in place until 6pm.

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Beautiful scenery in Silverbridge, south Armagh. Credit: Emma Martin
Níamh and Tara having fun in the snow in Newtownabbey. Credit: Níamh Dunn
Calum Rice, aged 11, with a giant snow bear in Castlewellan, Co Down. Credit: Siobhan
Joanne sent this pic of a fox in the snow. Credit: Joanne Daly
Soft blanket of white in Portadown. Credit: Chloe McCormick
Kian Campbell in Banbridge with his snow girl. Credit: Kian Campbell
Checking on sheep outside Ballymoney. Credit: Naomi Murdock
Gerard and Aaron enjoying the snow after getting home early in Banbridge. Credit: Maureen Hanna
Loving our snow day of school with our dog Molly at Woodburn Reservoir, Co.Antrim. Credit: Louise Brownlee
Harper having fun in the snow Clady, Co Armagh. Credit: Stacey Leonard
Oisin and Ella enjoying the snow at Ballymaderphy. Credit: Ann Cunningham
Enjoying the snow in Newtownabbey. Credit: Yvonne Erskine