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Lorry stuck outside Armagh as weather causes chaos with roads and schools

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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