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HEAVY RAIN LEADS TO WIDE-SPREAD FLOODING

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horringfordlanedansUPDATED WITH PICTURE GALLERY: Heavy and prolonged rain overnight has lead to a number of roads across the Island becoming flooded this morning (Friday) bringing some travel disruption.

Residents in Brading were cut off during the early hours when flood water and a burst water main resulted in the High Street and surrounding roads becoming underwater with reports of up to 4ft of water in places.

Police attended the scene and put an emergency closure in place, however Brading High Street re-opened a few hours later.

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floodwarningiconTwo flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency for the Eastern Yar and Monktonmead Brook. Residents in the nearby area are warned about the possibility of severe flooding and further disruption.

Meanwhile, the Met Office have issued a yellow warning for heavy rain. Further showers, some heavy, will affect parts of the southeast but dying away by early afternoon.

UPDATED: The following roads remain completely and partially flooded this afternoon;

– Highwood Lane, Rookley [CLOSED]
– Forest Road, Shalfleet
– Longwood Lane, Adgestone
– Military Road, Brook  [CLOSED]
– High Street, Wroxall
– Quarr Hill, Binstead
– Shalfleet to Forest Road
– Newport Road, Apse Heath
– Whitwell Road, Whitwell
– Arreton Road, Arreton
– Blackwater Road, Newport
– Beaper Shute, Ryde
– High Street, Brading
– Colemans Lane, Newport
– Pallance Road, Northwood
– New Road, Porchfield
– Garden Way, Newport
– Main Road, Thorley
– Newport Road, Northwood
– Sandy Lane, Gatcombe
– West Street, Ventnor
– Castle Street, Carisbrooke [CLOSED] – Morton Common, Sandown [CLOSED]

Meanwhile, the Isle of Wight Council have confirmed that all football matches on Council football pitches have been cancelled this weekend due to waterlogged conditions.

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In addition, the following roads remain closed for an extended period of time;

  • Cliff Path, Lake – Closed due to safety reasons
  • Hyde Road, Shanklin 
  • Landguard Road/ Collingwood Road, Shanklin – Closed due to a collapsed area of road
  • Oakhill Road and The Duver, Seaview – Closed due to flooding
  • Rew Lane, Ventnor – Closed due to a poor surface
  • Main Road, Havenstreet – closed due to sewer collapse
  • Old Blackgang Road, Blackgang – closed due to a collapsed wall

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