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There’s snow respite: Armagh hit by overnight blizzard

COUNTY Armagh is dealing with the aftermath of another deluge of snow after a heavy overnight fall covered large parts of the area.

Several schools have been closed and many motorists have reported treacherous road conditions across the County. This is the second time in a fortnight that the area has been hit by heavy snow.

Glennane, near Markethill, recorded nine centimetres of snow this morning, putting it fourth in the top ten snow depths across the UK at 10AM.

The following Armagh schools were closed for the day: St Patrick’s Primary School, Cullyhanna; St Michael’s Primary School, Newtownhamilton; St Mary’s Primary School, Granemore; Darkley Primary School; Dromintee Primary School, Killeavy; Drumhillery Primary School, Middletown; St Oliver Plunkett’s Primary School, Forkhill and St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook.

Although further snow showers are unlikely, the Met Office have warned that strong winds and heavy rain will hit the area.

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