Effects of wild weather continue to be felt in island

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The island has endured another night of freezing temperatures and stormy winds.

Some bus routes are now operating. They were all suspended earlier today.

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The route 3 from Douglas to Ramsey is now operating a ‘main road’ service.

Many roads remain closed throughout the island.

The Mountain Road is now shut from Hillberry in Onchan to Ramsey.

The Douglas to Peel bus services (routes 5 and 6) are now operating as far as the Queen Elizabeth II High School. They will not serve the Strang.

Richmond Hill was shut during the night but it has now re-opened.

The west of the island remains badly hit.

The Peel coast road is closed and the road from Kirk Michael to Ballacraine, via Cronk-y-Voddy and Glen Helen remains shut.

In the south, the Old Castletown Road from Outlands Road to the Blackboards, the Sloc, the Ballamodha road and the Clannnagh Road from St Mark’s Road to Main Road, Santon, are all closed.

Hundreds of homes are without power. Faults have been reported in Patrick, Michael, Ballaugh, Jurby, Maughold, rural areas in Onchan parish, Foxdale and the Dhoon.

There have also been power cuts in Fleshwick, Scard and Earystane.

The Manx Electricity Authority’s engineers have been working through the night to try to restore supplies.

An MEA spokesman said: ‘We are still aiming to get the majority of customers affected back on supply over this weekend.

‘Should you have concerns regarding those who are vulnerable, please contact the MEA on 687687.’

The Steam Packet’s Manannan service to Liverpool, which had been due to leave Douglas at 7.30am, has been cancelled.

But the Ben-my-Chree left the capital for Heysham at 8.45am.

Manx Telecom is causing reduced mobile coverage in Ballaugh, Creg-ny-Baa area and Earystane and Colby.

The Post Office has announced it won’t be delivering letters today.

The airport is open as usual. But some destination airports in the UK have been affected by bad weather there, so travellers should ring their airlines to find out the latest news on their flights.

The Manx Museum in Douglas is open until 4pm but the House of Manannan in Peel will be closed all day.

And there’s bad news for those wanting to relive those heady days at the Cave disco in Summerland. The Sounds of the Cave night, which was scheduled to take place at the Villa Marina tonight, has been cancelled.

If you have any photos of the snow where you are, please email them to newsdeskATnewsiom.co.im

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