Storm Emma has arrived in the Province, bringing dry snow, bitterly cold winds and an added risk of ice.
Travellers were hit in the air, on the rails and roads with flights in and out of Belfast, City of Derry and Dublin cancelled, trains cancelled, coach services to the airports disrupted and traffic collisions and road conditions making it difficult to get to and from the airports.
A yellow weather warning from the Met Office is in place across the Province and will last until Saturday night, with up to 10cm of snow expected to fall both today and tomorrow which could potentially turn to treacherous ice.
Belfast International Airport: “Due to continued poor weather conditions some flights are delayed. easyJet have cancelled some flights to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Stagnated. Please check with your airline for the latest flight updates and allow plenty of time to get to the airport.”
Belfast City Airport: “Belfast City Airport is open and operating. Heavy snow in England is causing delays to some flights in/out of the airport and some early flights to/from Scotland have been cancelled. Please check your flight status with your airline directly.”
Dublin Airport: “A number of transatlantic flights have landed this morning and first departure of the day has departed. We’re working hard to keep the airfield open in difficult conditions. Please check latest flight information with your airlines before coming to the airport.”
City of Derry Airport: “Travel update at 4:36 on March 1, 2018 – Passengers are advised to check with their airline for updates as adverse weather across Northern Ireland and the UK is expected to cause some disruptions. You can find the latest flight information on our website.”
Consumer Council: “Travelling to of from Northern Ireland over the coming days? Please make sure to check with your airline providers about delays. See our Plane Facts guide for informations on your passenger rights.”
Translink said a red weather alert in the Republic meant even more disruption was expected today.
Bus Eireann cancelled all cross-border services and Translink said the Enterprise service will also be badly affected.
It said the last Enterprise train to Dublin will leave Belfast at 12.35pm today, while the last Belfast-bound Enterprise will depart from Dublin Connolly station at 1.20pm.