Navigating an icy morning in Northern Ireland after weather warning fulfilled

Northern Ireland’s motorists were reaching for the de-icer this morning after the Met Office’s yellow weather warning for ice came to fruition.

By Graeme Cousins
Thursday, 10th February 2022, 10:26 am
Updated Thursday, 10th February 2022, 10:39 am

The forecaster had said that plummeting temperatures would bring a risk of ice last night, especially in the west and north.

The warning ended at 10am this morning.

The Department for Infrastructure salted roads on the scheduled network last night from around 6pm and advised road users to exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads.

QUB Accommodation warned its Belfast students to be wary of icy conditions as well as pointing out there used to be a skating rink on campus in 1894.

Our archive photo from January 1981 was taken on a morning more than 40 years when now and ice played havoc with driving conditions across Northern Ireland.

The driver of the Cortina escaped serious injury when his car landed on the top of the central reservation barriers on the Sydenham bypass.

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Snow and ice played havoc with driving conditions across Northern Ireland in January 1981. Picture: News Letter archives

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