A road traffic collision on the main road from Godshill to Whitwell has resulted in the carriageway becoming blocked this morning (Wednesday).
The incident, which has occurred near Sheepwash Lane, involves a 4×4 vehicle towing a large trailer and a Southern Vectis bus.
No one is thought to have been injured.
Southern Vectis say that their Route 3 buses from Newport are now diverting via Shanklin and Bonchurch to Ventnor until further notice, with the Ventnor to Newport trips operating in the reverse direction.
UPDATE @ 09:44 – A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We were called just before 7.50am to a report of a collision involving a car and bus on Whitwell Road.
“The road has been closed at the Godshill and Ventnor ends while we attend with colleagues from the fire service and ambulance service.”
UPDATE @ 11:30 – Whitwell Road has now re-opened in both directions.