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Police advise motorists on severe weather conditions

Tue, 26 Jan 2016

Expect road closures, keep up to date before travelling and drive to the conditions.

That's the message from police as the Island braces itself for 80 mph winds, heavy downpours and waves of more than six-metres high breaking over our sea defences.

Emergency services, the Manx Utilities Authority and the Department of Infrastructure have begun taking precautionary measures on the roads.

Currently, the Mountain Road is closed and people are warned to move their vehicles from vulnerable seafront areas - as exposed promenades are set to close by 10:30am.

Sergeant Gav Callow says the worst of the severe weather is expected at around 12:50pm today, set to ease at around 3pm - he has this advice: 


  • Sergeant Gav Callow

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