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Standing water leads to Isle of Man road closures

Isle of Man
Image caption The heavy rain has led to standing water on the island's roads

Police have warned motorists in the Isle of Man to take extra care following heavy overnight rain.

A police spokesman said road conditions were poor with standing water in many places.

A number of the island's roads have been closed including the Snaefell Mountain Road.

Senior Forecaster Colin Gartshore said: "It has been very heavy overnight but conditions will be improving throughout the day but remaining dull."

The poor weather comes just weeks after it was confirmed that the island has recorded its wettest summer since records began in 1947.

Inspector Derek Flint said: "It is impossible to check all the roads around the island, and we would impress on people setting out for their journey this morning to take extra care and drive to the conditions.

"For drivers navigating the back roads, be very wary of any standing water. Some puddles have turned out to be several feet deep and are unsuitable for a vehicle to drive through. All river fords should be avoided."

The police said road closures and flood warnings were being put in place when necessary.

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