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CRASH BLOCKS ROAD IN LAKE

UPDATED: A road traffic collision has resulted in the A3056 Newport Road, near to Sandown Airport, being blocked in both directions this evening (Thursday). 

Motorists have told us that they are being turned around at Morrisons Roundabout and Apse Heath Roundabout.

It is advised to avoid the area and divert via Shanklin until further notice.

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UPDATE @ 18:50 – Southern Vectis has Tweeted to say Route 8 buses to Ryde will divert via Canteen Road to Shanklin and Lake. From Ryde, they will divert from Lake via Shanklin to Whiteley Bank and on to Winford.

Hampshire Constabulary has been called to the scene, where it is believed a silver Nissan Micra has suffered front-end damage.

The main through road from Arreton to Lake remains closed in both directions.

UPDATE @ 20:30 – The road has now reopened to traffic, Southern Vectis route 8 buses are now returning to the normal line of route.

UPDATE FRIDAY – A male has been arrested by police on suspicion of driving offences in relation to the incident that happened last night in Lake.

Police were initially called to reports of a two-vehicle collision, although the second car made off from the scene.

A Nissan Almera, the vehicle that failed to stop after colliding with the Nissan Micra, meant the 33-year-old female driver of the Micra needed hospital treatment. According to the police, she has suffered serious injuries.

The 35-year-old male suspect remains in custody where he is being questioned over the incident.

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