Win­ter won­der­land

BLAN­KET OF SNOW CAUSES CHAOS FOR MO­TORISTS AND JOY FOR SCHOOL KIDS

Bray People - - News Focus - Mary FOG­A­RTY

SNOW BLAN­KETED Bray on Mon­day morn­ing, spell­ing a day of frus­tra­tion for com­muters and mo­torists, some of whom sat for hours in a traf­fic jam stretch­ing all the way to Ash­ford.

There were two crashes on Mon­day morn­ing at Grey­stones at the Newtownmountkennedy sec­tion of the N11.

Cars were be­ing aban­doned at the side of the road as driv­ers ei­ther ran out of petrol or thought bet­ter of spending the morn­ing tackling the traf­fic and con­di­tions and walked back home.

‘There was about a 1,000 car tail­back,’ re­ported one mo­torist who spent two and a half hours on the road from Gorey to Bray. She said that vis­i­bil­ity was ex­tremely poor and every­one was slow­ing right down.

An­other passenger, who took the bus from Wex­ford to Bray, also re­ported a jour­ney of around two hours. He counted eight cars left at the side of the road on the route to Bray.

While much of Bray and Grey­stones had cleared by Tues­day, much of Round­wood, En­niskerry and the Sally Gap re­mained im­pass­able as snow con­tin­ued to fall and stick in higher ar­eas.

Met Eire­ann said that Le­in­ster, and in par­tic­u­lar Wick­low, ex­pe­ri­enced heavy snow-fall be­cause much of it is el­e­vated.

And while schools re­mained open for the most part, chil­dren all over the county stayed at home and wher­ever there was a hill there was a sled.

For many it was their first snow­fall and tod­dlers had a ball play­ing out in the cold with their par­ents – wrapped up snugly in their win­ter wool­lies of course.

ABOVE - Han­nah Doyle, Dy­lan Wa­ters, Court­ney Wa­ters, Re­becca Moore hav­ing fun in the snow at Car­ri­goona Close in Kil­macanogue. BE­LOW - The sun rises over the lit­tel Su­gar­loaf on Tues­day.

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