VIDEO - Derry snow causes havoc

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Heavy snow brought much of Derry to standstill on Wednesday.

Many local schools and some businesses were forced to close because of the severe weather.

A snow-covered Cregggan pictured early on Wednesday morning from Austins rooftop. DER0215MC036

A snow-covered Cregggan pictured early on Wednesday morning from Austins rooftop. DER0215MC036

Job seekers who were expected to attend meetings at Lisnagelvin and Foyle Benefits Offices as well as in Strabane were excused from doing so because of the weather.

Motorists were advised by the PSNI to take care when driving and only to venture out if necessary.

In some parts of the city Journal readers reported as much as seven inches of snow overnight.

Strong winds and rain are forecast over the coming days.