Schools close across Ulster after heavy snowfall

Heavy snowfall
Heavy snowfall
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Schools have closed across the Province after heavy snowfall made driving conditions difficult.

News of school closures across all parts of Northern Ireland comes as the PSNI advise motorists to exercise caution due to adverse weather conditions.

They are advising motorists to adhere to the following recommendations: allow extra time for your journey; slow down and leave plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you; brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock, ease off the brakes; turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists and always clear all ice and snow off the car windows before setting out; drive slowly on snow in the highest gear possible; never overtake snowploughs or gritting lorries. The drivers have limited visibility, and you’re likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind; and do not assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.