Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Black ice warning after Isle of Man crashes

Motorists are being warned to take extra care on the Isle of Man's roads after a series of crashes.

Police dealt with several collisions on Monday night and Tuesday because of icy patches.

Gritters have been working throughout the day but a number of roads have been closed until Wednesday morning.

The Emergency Services Joint Control Room is advising motorists to use "extreme caution" on Tuesday. It said black ice was "extensive".

A collision near Handley's corner closed the stretch of road between Ballig Bridge and Douglas Road corner for several hours earlier.

Snow, rain and sleet made driving conditions difficult, particularly on higher ground.

Gritters have been covering known blackspots and the island's main routes.

Parts of Shoulder Road, Dalby Road and Niarybl Road were closed because of snow and are not expected to reopen until Wednesday evening.

A number of other roads closed will remain closed to traffic until at least 1000 GMT on Wednesday. They are:

  • Mountain Road
  • Tholt Y Will Road
  • Druidale Road
  • East Baldwin
  • Injebreck Road B22
  • Brandywell Road B10

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