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Standing water affecting IoM roads after heavy rain

Credit: IOM Constabulary

Police on the Isle of Man have issued warnings of standing water following heavy rainfall this morning.

The majority of roads are affected and making driving conditions difficult.

Motorists are asked to watch out for Department of Infrastructure workers clearing drains and roads in certain areas.

Standing water is affecting the majority of the island's roads Credit: Peter McKenna

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Armed police presence on Isle of Man

Marathon Road was closed on Sunday Credit: Helen McKenna/ITV News

Armed police were present outside an address in Douglas on the Isle of Man on Sunday.

Marathon Road was closed to the junction with Ballaquayle Road and Hutchinson Square off while officers carried out inquiries from 8:15am.

Roads eventually reopened in the afternoon.

The police have not issued a further update.

IoM water rates could freeze next year

It's likely homes and businesses in the Isle of Man will see the rates they pay for water and sewerage frozen next year.

It follows a review of the £538m debt of the island's energy company Manx Utilities.

The review said the debt should be reduced in exchange for lower price increases over the next five to ten years.

The Manx Treasury, however, is proposing freezing charges for all customers for 12 months.

Dr Alex Allinson is the chairman of Manx Utilities and spoke to Granada Reports about the proposed changes.

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