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FOG WARNING ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

Islanders are being warned about the potential for travel disruption tonight (Wednesday) and into tomorrow morning as the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning for fog. Fog patches are likely to form during the early part of this evening, becoming more widespread overnight and into tomorrow morning. Visibility could fall below 100 metres in places. Disruption to cross-Solent travel …

FURTHER TECHNICAL ISSUES HIT HOVER SERVICES

UPDATED: Hovertravel’s cross-Solent service between Ryde and Southsea has been suspended this afternoon (Monday) due to technical issues. Earlier this afternoon it was announced that a shuttle service was in operation, but that has since been upgraded to a full suspension of service. It is understood an issue has developed with the aging Freedom 90 craft, which has been the …

FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO PRISON

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at HMP Isle of Wight this afternoon (Sunday). 3 appliances – 2 from Newport and 1 from Cowes – were called to the Albany site off Parkhurst Road at just before 13:00. All 3 appliances, the Incident Command Unit and a senior officer are currently on scene, with …

‘LIFE-THREATENING’ CRASH CLOSES ST JOHN’S ROAD

UPDATED: Fire, Police and ambulance crews are attending a single vehicle crash on St John’s Road in Ryde this morning (Sunday). A Mitsubishi people carrier has been badly damaged in the smash, which has occurred near the junction with Player Street. 2 Fire Appliances from Ryde are on scene alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police. The driver, …

PASSENGERS RESCUED AS HOVERCRAFT BREAKS DOWN ON RYDE SANDS

UPDATED: Passengers on board a Hovertravel crossing between Ryde and Southsea have been rescued by a second hovercraft following the apparent breakdown of one of the ‘new’ hovers on Ryde Sands this morning (Sunday). Island Flyer departed Ryde at 08:45 but by 08:54 had developed a problem, resulting in the craft making an about turn and coming to a stop on Ryde …

WHITWELL ROAD CLOSED AS CAR CRASHES DURING HAIL SHOWER

UPDATED: The road between Whitwell and Ventnor has been closed by Police this evening (Friday) due to a single-vehicle road traffic collision. A car has left the carriageway near to the junction with St Lawrence Shute after losing control in a heavy hail shower, which swept across the area at around 17:00. No one has been injured in the incident, …

ALERT ISSUED AS FURTHER COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED

The Environment Agency has issued yet another flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast, although the flooding is not expected to be as significant as experienced yesterday lunchtime. At around 13:00 today (Friday) minor flooding to seafront roads and car parks is expected in areas such as Yarmouth, Cowes and East Cowes. Water levels will also be high up …

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