Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Storm Ciara: Severe gales lead to Isle of Man ferry and flight disruption

Douglas Promenade
Image caption Sailings of the Ben-my-Chree between Douglas and Heysham are in doubt until Tuesday evening

Gales brought by Storm Ciara have caused severe travel disruption on the Isle of Man.

All ferry sailings between the island and Lancashire since Saturday morning have been cancelled and a number of flights from Ronaldsway Airport have also been disrupted.

Gusts of up to 70mph have led to trees being brought down in areas including Smeale, Braddan and Colby.

Power had been restored to all homes in the Andreas area, Manx Utilities said.

Sunday evening's Ben-my-Chree sailing between Douglas and Heysham has been brought forward by an hour to 19:00 GMT, while its overnight return is due to depart as scheduled at 02:15, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company said.

However, the continued adverse weather forecast meant further sailings on Monday and Tuesday were in doubt.

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