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Infrastructure Teams Deal With Weather Damage 20 November 2012

Teams from the Operations Division of the Department of Infrastructure have been working around the clock to deal with flooding and damage caused by the gale force winds and heavy rain that hit the Island on Sunday/Monday.

As the weather worsened on Sunday night, the teams were mobilised at 23.30 to deal with flooding on the A1 Douglas to Peel road at the Highlander and Greeba, Richmond Hill, Ballig Bridge and Lower Foxdale. They also cleared fallen trees and debris at various locations around the Island including; Sulby, Peel, Baldrine, Ballabeg and on Poortown Road.

The teams worked through the night until 07.30 when they were relieved by teams who worked through Monday to help prevent further flooding by concentrating on clearing leaf fall and jetting known trouble spots.

Minister for Infrastructure, David Cretney MHK said:

‘I would like to thank the teams from the Operations Division for their hard work over the last two days in helping to prevent and clear flooding and damage caused by the extreme weather conditions we have been experiencing. Their work often goes unnoticed as it is undertaken overnight to make our morning drive or walk to work safe. The work of the Division continues throughout the year with crews on 24 hour call-out to deal with flooding, ice, snow, road damage and obstructions when needed. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, in some of the worst weather conditions, the Island’s roads are kept moving throughout the winter.’

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