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UPDATED: A 2-car road traffic collision on the outskirts of Newport is adding to delays in the area this morning (Wednesday).

Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are currently attending the incident on Racecourse, close to Racecourse Roundabout. They were called to the scene shortly before 11:00.

No one is thought to be trapped or seriously injured.

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The road has been closed heading into Newport and traffic is delayed heading out of the town due to temporary traffic lights on Fairlee Road.

Motorists are advised to divert via Staplers Road.

UPDATE @ 12:18 – Fairlee Road has now re-opened in both directions, however traffic is still extremely heavy.

Island Echo readers are reporting that Staplers Road is now also busy, with traffic backed up to the Owl and Monkey Haven.

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