Weather warning: Met Office issues ice alert

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Temperatures are set to plummet again tonight with weather forecasters warning of dangerous icy road conditions.

The Met Office warning says temperatures will fall sharply after dark on Friday evening “allowing icy patches to form on untreated surfaces, including footpaths and cycleways.”

“Some freezing fog patches are also likely overnight, most likely over eastern parts of Northern Ireland. Please be aware of the potential for difficult travel conditions.”

Roads on which there is still snow lying could be especially dangerous.

The warning continues:”Particularly at risk of icy patches are roads, pavements and cycleways which are either still snow covered, where surfaces are wet from partially melted snow or standing water and areas where wintry showers occur after dark.