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ISLAND WIDE FLOODING CAUSES TRAVEL DISRUPTION

middleoradpaulraymondLIVE UPDATES WITH PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Island wide flooding has led to disruption on the Island’s road network this morning (Thursday) after more than 13mm of rain falls in just 6 hours.

Motorists are being advised to take extreme care when travelling across the Isle of Wight this morning, with many roads flooded and excessive amounts of surface water on others.

A flood warning has been issued for Carisbrooke and Newport this morning, with Island Echo readers reporting the Lukely River having burst its banks near Foxes Road. Meanwhile a flood alert has been issued for the Eastern Yar and Monktonmead Brook in Ryde.

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fireservicebinstead2A number of vehicles have become victims of the flood water, with many simply abandoned at the side of the road.

In Binstead, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have attended properties in Cemetery Road where flood water and sewage has flooded gardens and threatening to flood properties. Island Roads have cleared drains in the area, which has assisted the relief efforts.

UPDATE @ 12:00: The weather front that has brought over 30mm of rain in 6 hours has now passed across the Island, resulting in flooding quickly subsiding.

Our live updates have concluded as disruption reduces. Since 09:00 we have published over 50 travel updates.

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(Thanks to Adie Lusted)

(Thanks to Michael Willoughby)

PHOTOS:

bradingroadspolicingPhotograph by IOW Roads Policing

coachlanebradingPhotograph by Andy Butler

middleoradpaulraymondPhotograph by Paul Raymond

porchfielddonnawoodwardPhotograph by Donna Woodward

bowcombePhotograph by Viv Lee

merstonePhotograph by Ellie Hannam

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