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Traders rue lost sales after accident in Strand Street

Some traders in Douglas have been left rueing lost sales and business after an incident on a building site shut the main shopping street yesterday.

A concrete lorry involved with building work on Strand Street tipped onto its side, sparking a recovery operation that lasted well into the evening.

For health and safety reasons, the street was closed – with a number of shops stuck inside the cordon where customers couldn’t reach them.

Neil Dunwell of Wilkins the Jewellers says the closure certainly impacted on business:

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