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Storm force winds cause major problem for travel

Fri, 27 Dec 2013

Police are advising people not to make unnecessary journeys as strong winds batter the island.

Conditions are beginning to calm slightly but fallen trees continue to cause problems and Department of Infrastructure teams are working to clear the obstructions.

Glenfaba Road, Peel by The Raggatt is now open to traffic, although the MEA are still working in the area so people are asked to take care.

There are more reports of trees down in Sulby Glen, Tholt y Will and West Baldwin Road. All these roads are passable with care.

The main Douglas to Peel route has now reopened after a tree fell at Greeba Bridge earlier.

Steam Packet crossings that were scheduled for this morning and this afternoon are cancelled.

A decision will be made on tonight's sailings at 3pm.

The weather has also caused  disruption at the airport, with flights in and out of Ronaldsway facing delays or cancellations.

Arrivals due in from Gatwick were diverted to Manchester this morning and some arrivals from London City, Belfast City and Liverpool have been cancelled.

Anyone due to travel is advised to check their flight status with the airport.

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