Paul Melia: Good planning means life goes on despite cold snap
Published 03/12/2010 | 05:00
THE country might be covered in a blanket of snow for another week yet but don't panic -- help is at hand.
The official response to the cold weather crisis is much better than last year, with the public well-briefed on the dos and don'ts of surviving the big freeze.
The internet, Twitter, phone lines and radio stations are all being used to get the message out that, with precautions, most people should be able to carry on with their lives with the minimum of disruption.