'Major Flooding Incident Declared At Laxey'

"Coastguard helicopter being called in.

Police have declared a major incident in Laxey this morning. They say severe flooding has led to reports of people being trapped in houses in the Glen Road area, where the power to 150 properties has been turned off for safety reasons. Anyone who is trapped is being advised to go upstairs and keep across local media for further information.

All emergency services are in attendance."
Manx Radio

'Roads Closed And Two Schools In North Shut For The Day'

"There have been serious flooding issues on the Island this morning. Laxey and Dhoon School have been closed due to flooding around the area. Police now say they will remain closed all day.

The Main Road through Laxey is now closed around the area of the EVF garage/Bridge pub and Laxey village is listed as closed and impassable, which includes buses for school pick ups. The Corony at Glen Mona is listed as impassable and the Creg ny Baa back road is closed. Large amounts of water have also been reported around Springfield Court and Second Avenue There is also significant water along many sections of the coast road. The Quarterbridge is bad and reports of large amounts of standing water between Springfield Court and Second Avenue in Onchan.

As usual, drivers are being told to slow down, drive to the conditions and take extra care on journeys while it's dark, when standing water may not be easily visible. Police say if your journey isn't urgent, you should avoid driving for the time being."
Manx Radio

Manx.Net were in Laxey to report on the flooding.


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