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FLOOD ALERT ISSUED FOLLOWING HEAVY RAIN FALL

hardingshutefloodedhssUPDATED: A flood alert has been issued for the Eastern Yar this evening (Sunday) for the first time since March following heavy rain fall across the Isle of Wight today.

More than 20mm of rain has fallen in the last 6 hours and levels in the Upper Eastern Yar are high and rising, according to the Environment Agency. It is anticipated that continuing heavy showers are set to affect the Island for at least the next 6 hours.

floodingbradingroundaboutThe Environment Agency are warning that river levels on the Eastern Yar are expected to rise to a point where they become impeded by the road bridge at Alverstone, which will affect Station House. Road tracks upstream at Horringford are also expected to flood affecting access to property.

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Harding Shute in Ryde has been closed by Island Roads due to flooding, whilst flooding is causing issues at:

  • Briddlesford Road, Wootton
  • West Hill Road, Ryde
  • Quarr Hill, Binstead
  • Rowborough Road, Brading
  • Coach House Lane, Brading
  • Carpenters Road, St Helens
  • Station Road, St Helens

There is a possibility that Morton Common, Sandown will flood by tomorrow which could lead to significant disruption to motorists.

UPDATE: All roads have reopened with flooding having subsided across the Island.

Featured photograph thanks to Jeff @ HSS Hire

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