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Isle of Man to expect severe flooding

Castletown and Port St Mary will be at high risk of flooding tomorrow Credit: Isle of Man Government

The Isle of Man will experience flooding during the early hours of tomorrow morning until 9am.

Very heavy rain is expected overnight with totals of 20 to 40 mm possible with 60 to 100 over the hills.

Current indications are that the North of the Island will experience the worst of this rainfall.

Gale or Severe Gale Southerly winds around the time of high tide at 02.15 tomorrow morning and Southsouthwest winds at 14.30 tomorrow afternoon will cause significant waves and debris to wash onto exposed promenades.

Castletown Promenade, Carrick Bay, Chapel Beach (Port St Mary), north end of Douglas Promenade and Laxey are at high risk.

Some splash over is likely this afternoon high tide (13.50) but less significant than tonight and tomorrow.


Huge hole appears in Mancunian way

A huge hole has appeared in Mancunian way. Manchester City council say it's currently closed in both directions due to a collapse in the road caused by the extremely wet weather.

The section affected is between the Macdonald Hotel near Piccadilly Station and Fairfield Street.

It is thought a culvert beneath the Mancunian Way has been eroded by the heavy rain fall, which has cause the road above to be impacted.

City council and united utilities officers are currently at the scene to assess the situation. Depending on the extent of the issue the road may remain closed over the weekend.

Traffic will be diverted via London Road, Fairfield Street, A665, Hyde Road and Downing Street.

Reporter Alex Hibert says: I've been advised fresh cracks are appearing where Mancunian Way will eventually collapse Credit: MEN Syndication
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