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Isle of Man roads close in icy weather

Snow on the Isle of Man
Image caption Heavy snowfall and icy conditions led to the closure of some roads on the Isle of Man

A number of roads are closed on the Isle of Man due to icy weather.

The Mountain Road is closed from its junction with Ramsey Hairpin to Creg ny Baa and will remain off-limits until at least Wednesday.

The island's police force said Brandywell Road is still closed, as are Crellins Hill in Douglas, Mona Drive, Injebreck Road and Ronague Road.

The closures are due to be reviewed periodically, the police said.

Other roads where closures are in place are Tholt Y Will Road, Glen Mooar Road, Shoulder Road from its junction with Ballamodha (Foxdale) and Ballakillowey and all roads leading up to it.

The island's emergency services said all roads and pavements were hazardous and have urged motorists to travel only if absolutely necessary.

Drivers are also being warned about a burst water main around the junction of Ballahane Close with Erin Way in Port Erin.

Police said excess water on the road was at risk of freezing and could be hazardous.

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