Heavy snowfall hits Northern Ireland as weather warnings continue

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Many parts of Northern Ireland have been hit by further heavy snow fall on Sunday night as further weather warnings are issued.

Traffic disruption is predicted for the morning commute - as the new working week begins with more stormy weather.

Poor weather swept across the UK and Ireland this weekend with further storms and flood warnings predicted.

The gloomy forecast came as Environment Secretary George Eustice defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson for defying calls to visit flood-stricken areas despite a third consecutive weekend of storms.

Mr Eustice told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "It's not true that the Prime Minister's not been engaged in this."

He said: "In a Cabinet Government it's not a one-man show, it's right that on certain operational things such as this that the Prime Minister will ask one of his Cabinet members to lead, I can't see anything wrong with that."

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said Northern Ireland and parts of northern England are also expected to see snow, especially on higher ground and yellow weather warnings have been issued here for snow and rain.

While the extreme weather should settle down over Tuesday and Wednesday - accompanied with a notable dip in temperatures - the Met Office said further heavy rain is expected on Friday.

SCHOOL CLOSURES:

Ballyhackett Primary School 50 Altikeeragh Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Ballytrea Primary School 52 Gortnaskea Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Black Mountain Primary School Black Mountain Place

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to no heating.

Bush Primary School 31 Mullaghteige Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Carrickmannon Primary School 77 Carrickmannon Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to no heating.

Cookstown Primary School Coolnafranky Demesne

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Donaghey Primary School 28 Killygarvin Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Donaghmore Primary School Dungannon 35 Main Street

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Drumglass High School Carland Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Duneane Primary School 166 Church Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Gaelscoil Aodha Rua 97 Donaghmore Road, Dungannon

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Gaelscoil na gCrann Ballinamullan, Omagh

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Killen Primary School 76 Learmore Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Kilronan Special School 46 Kilronan Road, Magherafelt

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Magherafelt Primary School 32 Castledawson Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School Greencastle 279 Crockanboy Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Richmond Primary School 1 Old Omagh Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Sperrin Integrated College 39 Pound Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Sperrinview School 8 Coalisland Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

St Columba's Primary School Straw 84 Sixtowns Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

St Mary's Primary School Draperstown 24 Magherafelt Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

St Mary's Primary School Lisbuoy 16 Lisnagowan Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

St Trea's Primary School 225 Shore Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Tildarg Primary School 6 Tildarg Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Tobermore Primary School 6 Maghera Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

Windmill Integrated Primary School 30 Old Eglish Road

Closed on 24 February 2020 due to adverse weather.

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