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Work begins to cut River Glass flooding risk

Gravel and Japanese knotweed to be removed by Manx Utilities

Japanese knotweed, gravel and vegetation is being removed from one of the Island's rivers, in a bid to reduce the chance of flooding.

Manx Utilities began the maintenance work, which is expected to take several weeks, at the River Glass today.

It says reducing the height of gravel bars and removing vegetation can help cut the flooding risk in the area.

Three sections near the NSC known to be at risk of flooding will be targeted, with material only above water level being removed.

As well as flood prevention work, there'll also be the chance to remove invasive species such as Japanese knotweed.

The authority warns large machinery and equipment will be in use throughout the works, and is appealing for parents to keep children away from these areas.

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