Plenty of schools across the district have closed as snow continues to play havoc on the roads this morning (Thursday).
Police have warned of treacherous conditions on the road again this morning, with a number of calls during the night, where they’ve helped people whose vehicles have been getting stuck in the snow.
A police spokesperson said: “Rural and especially untreated roads are pretty bad. The main roads are being treated, but the snow just keeps coming, we’ve been in touch with roads service during the night, and they’ve been flat out trying to get roads clear.
“The Keady Road is pretty bad at the moment, and there’s currently a 40ft truck stuck about three miles outside Armagh which is passable with care.
“If you need to go out this morning, please take extreme care, keep the speed down, keep your distance, and stick to the main roads best you can. If you don’t need to go out, your best bet is to probably stay at home, stick the heat on.
“It’s worthwhile too, to keep an eye on your elderly neighbours and relatives.”
Schools, as expected are closing for the day. Here is a list of current closures in the area:
Clare Primary School
Windsor Hill Primary School, Newry
St Oliver’s Primary School, Carrickrovaddy
St Joseph’s Convent Primary School Newry
Clady Primary School
St Francis of Assisi PS, Keady
St Mary’s Primary School Rathfriland
St Mary’s Primary School, Granemore
St Colman’s PS and All Saints’ NU Annaclone, Annaclone, BT32 5LS
St Joseph’s Primary School Bessbrook
St Ronan’s Primary School Newry
St Malachy’s Primary School Carnagat
St Paul’s High School Bessbrook
St Patrick’s High School, Keady
Newtownhamilton High School
Dromore High School
St Clare’s Abbey PS
St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen
Tandragee Primary School
Check out your school’s individual website or Facebook for further localised updates or the BBC website here.
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