Isle of Man's Mountain Road closes due to high winds and drifting snow
- 25 January 2013
- From the section Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin
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.