Isle of Man: Ferry crossing disrupted by Storm Brendan – BBC News

Severe gales by Storm Brendan have caused disruption to ferry crossings between the Isle of Man and Lancashire.

An “amber” weather warning is in place, with gusts of up 70mph expected to hit the island.

Monday’s 08:45 GMT sailing from Douglas to Heysham, and its 14:15 return have been cancelled by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

The conditions could make driving “treacherous for a time”, the Met Office said.

A spell of heavy rain is also forecast with the chance of some flooding, particularly on Douglas Promenade.

Several coastal roads have been closed until 16:00 amid fears of debris being washed onto the carriageway:

  • Douglas Promenade from Broadway to Port Jack
  • Castletown Promenade from Hango Hill to Bridge Street
  • Shore Road in Gansey
  • Laxey Promenade, including Tent Road

Any road closures could be lifted earlier if the conditions ease, the Department of Infrastructure said.

The Department of Education, Sport and Culture warned that school pick-up times could be affected but school facilities would remain open until buses could “safely collect children”.

The gales are expected to last until late afternoon.


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