Overnight snow brings chaos to Mid Ulster roads and closes schools

The heavy overnight snow brought disruption on the roads throughout Mid Ulster.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 10:26 am
Cookstown PSNI posted a photograph of a lorry which got stuck in the snow.

There were reports of lorries and other vehicles being stuck in towns and at the bottom of the Glenshane Pass.The main A5, Omagh Road near Ballygawley was blocked for a time by six lorries.Police were advising motorists to seek an alternative route and allow extra time for their journey.Meanwhile, a number of schools in the Cookstown and Magherafelt areas have been forced to close due to the adverse weather.These included:Cookstown High SchoolHoly Trinity College, CookstownRainey Endowed, MagherafeltSperrin Integrated College, MagherafeltMagherafelt High SchoolMagherafelt Primary SchoolCookstown Primary SchoolDonaghey Primary School, CookstownDuneane Primary School, ToomeKillowen Special School, MagherafeltOur Lady of Loudres Primary School, GreencastleSt Trea's Primary School, ToomeSt Colm's High School, DraperstownTobermore Primary SchoolSt Columba's Primary School, DraperstownWindmill Integrated School, Dungannon