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Snow and hail causes disruption across IoM

Outer Douglas in a blanket of snow. Credit: Antony Jaggard

Police on the Isle of Man are urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

It comes after Storm Caroline hit the island in the early hours of this morning.

The west of the island was affected most with power cuts throughout Crosby, Baldwin and Mount Rule - energy has since been restored.

Numerous roads including the Mountain Road, Richmond Hill, and the main Castletown Road are all closed from the Cooil roundabout through to Mount Murray.

All schools are closed and Nobles Hospital outpatient clinics are shut with only emergency services available.

Police are urging people to check for updates on their Facebook page.

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IoM residents urged to collect salt before snow hits

Isle of Man residents are being urged by the Department of Infrastructure to collect salt before bad weather hits later today.

Snow and ice is expected to hit the island between tonight and Sunday.

Salt bags can be collected from the Eastern amenity site before 7pm, Western and Southern sites until 4pm, and the Northern site before 4.30pm.

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WATCH: The island with the rare birds, seals and it's own dinosaur foot print

Credit: ITV Granada

With winter fast approaching, we sent our weather presenter Kerrie out to find a little bit of blue sky for the latest in our series exploring some of the region's most picturesque places.

Her recent adventure takes her a tiny island that's home many rare birds, seals and even boasts it's own dinosaur footprint.

And if you're thinking of following in Kerrie's footsteps to Hilbre Island always check the tide times, and the safest route to follow.

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