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JACKKNIFED LORRY LEADS TO CHAIN FERRY DISRUPTION

UPDATED: A lorry which has jackknifed and severed its lines is causing disruption to the Cowes Floating Bridge tonight (Wednesday). Fluid has been spilt onto the carriageway as a result of the lorry getting into difficulty on the Castle Street turning from Ferry Road. Police are on scene directing traffic and Island Roads are assessing the situation. The Isle of …

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO ‘CAR INTO HOUSE’

4 Fire engines, Police and ambulance crews have responded to reports of a car crashing into a house in East Cowes this evening (Wednesday) – but the incident has already been scaled back. Emergency services were called to Hawthorn Meadows, East Cowes at just before 17:40 following reports of a car having crashed into the front of a house. The …

GRITTERS OUT AS FORECASTS WARN OF POSSIBLE SNOW AND ICE

Gritters are out and about across the Island’s road network tonight (Tuesday) as forecasters warn of wintry showers and the formation of ice overnight into Wednesday morning. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice across large parts of the country, including the Solent area. They anticipate that parts of Southern England could be affected …

2-VEHICLE CRASH ON MILITARY ROAD AT BRIGHSTONE

UPDATED: Firefighters are responding to a road traffic collision between a car and a van on Military Road alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police this morning (Tuesday). 2 appliances from Newport, 1 from Freshwater and 2 fire officers are on scene at Brighstone having been mobilised at around 09:20. The road is closed in both directions whilst …

FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO CHIMNEY FIRE AT BINSTEAD

UPDATED: Firefighters are attending to a small chimney fire at a property in Binstead this evening (Monday). 2 appliances from Ryde and Newport are on scene at Sherbourne Avenue, where a bucket of water is being used to extinguish the fire in a semi-detached dwelling. The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service turned out to the incident at 20:23. UPDATE …

CAR ROLLS ON MERSTONE LANE

UPDATED: The driver of a Ford Fusion has escaped any serious injury following a rollover collision on Merstone Lane near Blackwater this afternoon (Monday). The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are all on scene at the junction of Merstone Lane and Blackwater Road. They were alerted to the single vehicle …

VAN FIRE TACKLED IN SHANKLIN

Firefighters have extinguished a van fire in Shanklin this lunchtime (Monday). 1 appliance from Shanklin was mobilised to Victoria Avenue in the town at around 11:45 following reports of a small blue van alight. The retained crew swiftly brought the flames under control, but couldn’t prevent significant damage to the vehicle. The road remained opened throughout with assistance from Police.

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