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High winds knock Roy’s van for a six

Mar 17, 2014
During the persistently bad weather, businesses across the British Isles were majorly affected by rising waters, fallen trees, floods, giant sea swells and high winds.

The removals trade was not spared its share of national woes. One such report of destruction came from Roy’s Removals on the Isle of Man.

A storm on the 27 December blew one of Roy’s vans over onto its side in central Ramsey. Fortunately, nobody was aboard and the van was between jobs, so no cargo was damaged.

Although the vehicle sustained no major damage to the engine, there was a significant degree of breakage to the bodywork and doors, rendering it a write-off.

“Considering that the van had to remain on its side for over 24 hours until the storms had abated, there was very little damage to the engine,” said Roy Bracher, owner of Roy’s Removals. “However, the van is a write off and it’s now a matter for the insurance company.”

The incident caused quite a stir in the local area, having been reported enthusiastically on Facebook, Twitter and the press. “The accident has all ended up being rather costly in terms of free advertising,” joked Roy.

It’s all business as usual at Roy’s Removals as they still have three vehicles in full operation and can always hire in extra if the need is there.


Images: Roy's Removals' van is rescued.


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