A yellow weather warning is currently in place in parts of Fermanagh until Saturday morning, as Storm Emma makes its presence felt.

Police are warning the public not to make any unnecessary journeys and have warned motorists: “If you get stuck and block a road, that blocks snow ploughs and emergency services too.”

The raw easterly winds are set to bring further snow showers and can cause some drifting.

Many places remain below freezing.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of the county until Saturday, forecasting: “Further snow showers or perhaps longer spells of snow at times through Friday. Icy stretches are likely on untreated surfaces. In addition, strong winds will lead to further drifting or blowing around of existing snow cover. Delays and cancellations to public transport are possible, as are delays to travel on roads; some stranding of vehicles and passengers could also occur. Some rural communities could become, or remain cut off. Interruptions to power supplies and mobile phone coverage are also possible.”

The Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend is set to be affected by the adverse weather conditions, with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council announcing that the Marble Arch Caves and Visitor Centre is currently closed and that the guided tours of the Marble Arch Caves on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018, as part of the Discover #Fermanagh Open Weekend, have been cancelled.

“The Marble Arch Caves and Visitor Centre will remain closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience,” said a Council spokesman.

Cuilcagh Mountain Park and Lough Navar Forest have also been closed to the public due to adverse weather. The Council has strongly advised the public to “not visit any @macgeopark sites until weather conditions have significantly improved.”

With difficult weather conditions and sub-zero temperatures set to continue for the rest of the week, the pubic are being asked to look after their neighbours during the cold snap by checking in on the elderly or vulnerable relatives.

A multi-agency teleconference, chaired by local government, was held this afternoon. Representatives from Northern Ireland departments, councils, utilities and emergency services, confirmed that arrangements have been put in place to deal with the difficult weather conditions.

Advice has been published for road users, farmers and householders on how to protect their property during the cold weather.

Information and useful numbers on what to do in the event of an emergency are available on nidirect www.nidirect.gov.uk/snow-ice

In sports, the GAA has called a blanket cancellation of all inter county games at the weekend with Fermanagh's fixtures in the Allianz National Football League, Allianz National Hurling League and LIDL Ladies National Football League all falling victim to adverse weather.

It is hoped that these games will be played on the weekend of March 10 and 11.

 St. Michael’s College and Mount Lourdes are to close tomorrow and are currently set to reopen on Monday.