Mountain Road reopens but wet weather continues to cause travel problems

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DRIVERS are advised that a number of routes around the Isle of Man remain closed due to flooding.

However, the Mountain Road, which has been closd since this morning, has now reopened along with the Tholt-e-Will Road, although motorists are urged to proceed with caution.

Routes which remain closed include the Creg-ny-Baa Back Road, Lonan Church Road, Bernahara Road, Druidale Road and West Baldwin Road above Injebreck.

Standing water is a problem in many areas while debris and vegetation are also causing problems after being washed into roads.

The Snaefell Mountain Railway was suspended mid-morning due to ‘inclement weather conditions’.

Inspector Derek Flint said earlier today: ‘When we looked at the situation around 12.30am it was pretty bleak. It is impossible to check all the roads around the island, and we would impress on people to take extra care and drive to the conditions.

‘For drivers navigating the back roads, be very wary of any standing water. Some puddles have turned out to be several feet deep and unsuitable for a vehicle to drive through. In particular, river fords should be avoided.

‘Some road closures are in place, and we advise people to check in to our Facebook or Twitter pages for timely updates.


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