UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with a car fire on the main Whitwell to Ventnor road this morning (Saturday).
A vehicle has caught alight on Whitwell Road near to St Lawrence Shute, prompting the mobilisation of 1 fire appliance from Ventnor Fire Station.
Motorists are advised that the road is currently impassable in both directions. All traffic should therefore divert via Wroxall and Godshill.
Southern Vectis say that the 10:14 Route 6 Pine Point to Newport has had to divert and therefore there will be considerable delay to this route.
UPDATE @ 10:43 – Firefighters have now extinguished the fire and remain on scene damping down.
No one has been injured and the road is expected to be clear shortly.
UPDATE – Traffic management has been put in place due to the fire’s temperature causing damage to the road surface.
A hedge has also been badly burnt.