SNOW AND WIND WARNING FOR TODAY
THE MET Offices is warning of frequent wintry showers today as a weather warning for wind and snow is in place for much of the day.
The weather staff are also forecasting wiidespread gales.
The yellow weather warning for Derry will be in place until 6 pm today.
A Met Office spokesman said: “By Saturday afternoon showers will tend to become lighter and less frequent, with fresh snow becoming mainly confined to higher ground.
“But the wind will remain strong until the evening.”
Drivers are warned there may be some icy patches on the roads in the morning.
Transport NI said salting of at risk roads was carried out on Friday night and repeat salting is ongoing today to try and keep roads open and safe for driving.
“Heavy snow has been reported on M1 and A4 in the south & west of the province,” a spokesperson said.
“Road users should exercise caution, particularly when travelling on untreated roads.”
The wintry weather is the tail end of Storm Gertrude, which saw gales of up to 85mph batter the region, leaving 20,000 properties without power on Friday morning.
Several roads across Derry were closed yesterday because of fallen trees.
NIE has said power has now been restored to all customers affected.