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Island clears up after battering by 80mph winds

The clean-up operation begins this morning after last night’s violent storm.

Trees were blown into roads around the Island, bringing down power lines in the Northwest.

MEA and Department of Infrastructure crews joined civil defence volunteers and the emergency services as the severe gales swept the Island.

There are no major problems reported on the roads this morning, though motorists are being warned to take extra care as there could be debris or branches on routes across the Island.

This morning's Ben my Chree sailing to Heysham IS going but earlier than usual.

It's due to leave at 8am because of high winds expected later in the Irish Sea . . expected to reach severe gale nine later on. Passengers should check in no later than 7.45.

The return sailing this afternoon is also being brought forward and will depart at 1.30pm, 45 minutes earlier than normal.

At the height of the storm, Neil Young from Ronaldsway Met Office said winds over the Mountain almost hit 100 mph:

 

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