A car and an Argos delivery lorry have been involved in a collision in Lake this morning (Sunday), causing travel delays in the area.
The incident, which occurred at just before 10:20, has taken place on the traffic light junction where Newport Road meets Lake High Street – the main road between Sandown and Shanklin.
A 3-way set of temporary traffic lights have been set up at the busy junction this weekend due to utility works in the area. The main set of lights have been switched off as a result.
Traffic is heavy in the area and motorists are being forced to divert locally.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are reported to be en-route to the scene, alongside Police and paramedics.
Southern Vectis say that Route 2, 3 and 8 buses are delayed.
UPDATE @ 12:15 – Southern Vectis travel update:
“Due to the accident in lake routes 2, 3 & 8 are suffering delays of 30 -50 mins, Buses are currently diverting through manor Road, lea road and New road.”
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“Sadly we are having to withdraw the 12:25 route 5 from Newport to East Cowes and return trip at 12:47.
“We Apologise if this affects you.”
UPDATE @ 12:45 – Sandown Road remains closed this lunchtime. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and side roads as traffic is extremely heavy in the area.
2 fire engines from Sandown and Shanklin are working at the scene alongside colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police.
Southern Vectis is also currently delayed, with one bus having to make a 3-point-turn in a cul-de-sac whilst using back roads to avoid the road closure.
UPDATE @ 13:05 – Sandown Road has now re-opened to traffic in both directions, although traffic remains slow in the area.
1 person has sustained a minor injury as a result of the crash between a Citroen Xsara Picasso and a lorry.