NI ROADS CLAIM ANOTHER VICTIM AS MAN DIES IN CRASH

policeroadclosedA 55-year-old man has died following a two-vehicle crash this morning as Northern Ireland was gripped with a snow blizzard.

The accident happened on the A1 near Dromore, in Co Down around 7.15 am near the Halfway Road.

A woman was taken to hospital following the collision during the start of Monday morning rush hour traffice.

Howver, the PSNI said her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The road was closed in both directions for much of the day causing major tailbacks.

But following a police examination of the scene, the road has since reopened.

There were a number of accidents this morning as motorists battled with the elements as heavy showers covered parts of the province in a blanket of snow.

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