Isle of Man-England ferry crossings disrupted due to strong winds forecast

   January 4, 2023 ,   Accidents

Ferry sailings between England and the Isle of Man were disrupted after strong winds were forecast over the Irish Sea.

January 3rd, Tuesday, 19:45 GMT crossing of the Ben-my-Chree ferry out of Douglas to Heysham, and the overnight return were canceled.

According to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, the cancellations were due to "the forecast adverse weather".

Ronaldsway Met Office said strong south-west winds were due overnight.

The weather conditions saw the DOI-Department of Infrastructure warn drivers about the "high volume of standing water" on island roads after heavy rainfall.

Isle of Man (Peel-Douglas, UK)

Image: Isle of Man (Peel-Douglas, UK)

According to a DOI representative, the worst-affected roads were A18 Mountain Road and A3 between Ballig-Cronk Y Voddy and between South Barrule-Ballamodha Straight.

Sweepers had been "out all day clearing the worst areas, but please be careful".