The start of the Snaefell Mountain Railway season has been delayed because of last week's snow.

An Isle of Man Transport spokesperson said: 'Unfortunately owing to the recent heavy snowfall we have been unable to prepare the upper section of the Snaefell Mountain Railway in time for the scheduled opening this Saturday, March 18.

'The Snaefell Mountain Railway opening has been postponed until Tuesday, March 21 to allow a few extra days for essential preparation and recommissioning.

'We apologise for any inconvenience caused if you were planning to travel this weekend.'