Isle of Man's Mountain Road closes due to high winds and drifting snow

Mountain Road sign The Mountain Road was first closed after heavy snow on 17 January

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The Isle of Man's A18 Mountain Road has been closed again after weather conditions deteriorated.

The decision was made after a large amount of snow was blown on to the road and three vehicles crashed at the Verandah.

The road, which closed over a week ago, was briefly reopened overnight after extensive gritting.

The Department of Infrastructure (DOI) confirmed the road will remain closed until at least 12:00 GMT on Monday.

The area was also opened for a short time on Wednesday but had to be closed again due to high winds and drifting snow.

The Sloc Road reopened on Friday.

A DOI spokesman said they will be concentrating their efforts on high level routes, but there is still substantial amounts of snow in a number of locations.

A comprehensive list of road closures is available on the Isle of Man Constabulary's Facebook page.

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