Typhoon Sally was expected to be closest to Hong Kong between 6 am and 9 am today, bringing wind and squally rains. Signal No 8 was hoisted at 2.15am today after Sally swept in unusually fast. At 1 am it was about 200 kilometres south of Hong Kong, moving west at 35 km/h towards the Guangdong coast. The Education Department's chief information officer, Andrew Yuen Siu-ki, said closure of schools would depend on weather conditions between 5 am and 6 am. Ferry services run by the Hong Kong and Yaumatei Ferry Company to the Gold Coast and Jordan were suspended after 8.30 pm. Discovery Bay services were cut back just after midnight. Two elderly men were rescued by helicopter from a cliff at Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island early this morning. One of the men, aged 78, suffered slight hand injuries but refused treatment. The other man, 50, was treated and discharged. In another incident, a huge tree fell over near the roundabout between Tai Tam Road and Stanley Market, blocking the road into Stanley. Two buses were stranded.