Northern Ireland

Kilkeel Road in Hilltown closed due to Mournes avalanche risk

A road in County Down has been closed due to an avalanche risk.

Police have said the Kilkeel Road, in Hilltown, also known as the Spelga Pass, may remain closed for some time.

A warning was issued earlier this month to people using the Mourne Mountains about the severe conditions as the snow begins to thaw.

It follows blizzards which affected parts of Northern Ireland at the end of March.

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