Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Travel disruption caused by 'extremely icy conditions'

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Image caption Richmond Hill in Braddan has been closed due to "extremely icy conditions"

Icy conditions have led to travel disruption for motorists and air passengers on the Isle of Man.

Police have responded to road collisions near St John's football club and Cooil Road in Douglas, leading to traffic backlogs.

A number of flights from Liverpool, London, Manchester and Belfast were delayed in landing due to ice on the Ronaldsway runway.

The situation is now resolved but departing flights have been delayed.

Police have urged motorists to "drive with caution".

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Image caption All flights arriving at the island's airport are currently unable to land due to ice on the runway

A spokesman said Richmond Hill in Braddan has been closed until 13:00 GMT due to "extremely icy conditions" making it impassable to traffic.

Ice has also led to poor driving conditions on a number of roads linking Douglas and the south of the island.

Isle of Man Transport said the Richmond Hill road closure means they are unable to serve the Ballasalla-to-Douglas route.

The Isle of Man Met Office have issued an amber warning of further frost, ice and wintry showers.

A spokesman said it will be a very cold start to the day with a widespread frost and some ice on any untreated surfaces.

The cold weather is expected to continue into Tuesday with temperatures down to just below freezing.

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Image caption Police are urging drivers to "drive to the conditions"

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