REOPENED: BLACKWATER HOLLOW CLOSED AFTER CABLE FALLS ONTO THE CARRIAGEWAY

A busy main road between Blackwater and Rookley has been closed after a cable fell onto the carriageway this afternoon (Thursday).

Several police units are in attendance at the scene near Radcliffe’s Fruit and Veg farm shop at Blackwater Junction, with the road closed in both directions.

The closure is expected to cause rush hour delays for those entering and leaving Newport.

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It’s understood that engineers will be attending the scene in order to make safe the cable and remove it from the road.

UPDATE @ 18:15 – Island Roads have confirmed that Blackwater Hollow has been closed in both directions.

The fallen cable is believed to be a BT telecoms cable.

UPDATE FRIDAY @ 01:00 – Blackwater Hollow has now reopened to traffic.

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JHVF
JHVF
5 days ago

If it’s near Moles it’s not Blackwater Hollow and it must be blocking the Arreton road as well

Jon
Jon
Reply to  JHVF
5 days ago

It’s right by the veg shop .black water hollow no where near moles,

JHVF
JHVF
Reply to  Jon
4 days ago

I was referring to the article’s stated location

Old Timer
Old Timer
5 days ago

FFS, a telephone cable? Just move it to one side!!!

IDontKnow
IDontKnow
Reply to  Old Timer
3 days ago

Telephone cables still pack a big punch. Ringing voltage in a home is 40v

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