Dublin Airport returning to normal

Friday 06 February 2009 22.28
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Departures - Delays for passengers
Departures - Delays for passengers
Dublin Airport - Closed yesterday due to snowfall
Dublin Airport - Closed yesterday due to snowfall
Dublin Airport - A fed-up passenger
Dublin Airport - A fed-up passenger

Flights at Dublin Airport are returning to normal after two days of severe disruption due to the poor weather conditions.

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Thousands of passengers have been affected by the delays and cancellations.

Dozens of flights at Dublin Airport were either cancelled or delayed after icy conditions left aircrafts unable to refuel.

Conditions have improved, however many airlines are still coping with a backlog of delays.

Passengers are being advised to check their airline's website for the most up to date information.

Temperatures are set to reach well below zero for periods with the north and north-west bearing the brunt of the wintry conditions.

Asked if the delays and cancellations will continue into the weekend, the spokesperson that it would depend on the weather.

Details on the DAA website show delays on some flights of several hours.

The DAA opened the airport last night after it was closed for much of yesterday because of earlier snowfall.

Yesterday, more than 200 flights and thousands of passengers were affected.

Traffic updates: AA Roadwatch

Road conditions around the country have improved this afternoon, however AA Roadwatch is asking motorists to drive with care as ice may linger over high ground and in sheltered areas.

There is also snow and slush remaining in parts of the east and north.

Road users are urged to reduce speed dramatically and keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

Temperatures dipped to -5C overnight, and Met Éireann says temperatures will fall to -4C again tonight.

Elsewhere, the Leopardstown Racing Festival, which was due to take place on Sunday, has been cancelled due to frozen snow on the track.

The highlight of the meeting was to have been the Hennessey Gold Cup but the meeting was abandoned following a track inspection this morning.

Racing has also been cancelled at the Longford Greyhound Stadium.

Bus and rail information: Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann

Weather forecast: rte.ie/weather