A man has been found dead in a car which plummeted into a roadside canal.
The vehicle entered the water on the Fathom Line outside Newry at around 2pm on Wednesday.
A major search and rescue operation was launched involving police from both sides of the Irish border and firefighters.
A PSNI spokesman said the body of a man was subsequently recovered from the submerged car. It is understood the dead man was aged around 60.
The road, near the border, remained closed at the Drumalane junction/Fathom Road as motorists were advised to seek alternative main routes for their journey.
Police said investigations into the incident continued. Witnesses should contact officers in Newry.