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MORTON COMMON CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

mortoncommonfloodroadclosedUPDATED: Morton Common between Sandown and Brading has been closed in both directions tonight (Thursday) due to flooding.

A hard road closure has been put in place by Island Roads as flood water reaches knee-deep in places.

Marshcombe Shute between Yarbridge and Yaverland is due to become two-way under temporary traffic lights whilst Morton Common is closed. Jeff at HSS Hire says the two-way setup may take some time to put in place.

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Motorists are being reminded that they pass a road closed sign at their own risk and should follow diversions as marked.

Southern Vectis Route 3 buses will divert via Yaverland until further notice.

UPDATE FRIDAY @ 08:13 – Morton Common remains closed this morning in both directions.

Southern Vectis are reporting delays of up to 10 minutes on their Route 2+3 services due to the diversion.

Meanwhile, HSS Hire are manually controlling the traffic lights on Marshcombe Shute until around 09:00 to help ease rush hour traffic.

UPDATE FRIDAY @ 11:12 – Morton Common has reopened in both directions under two-way temporary traffic lights.

Marshcombe Shute has been reverted back to one-way operation from Yarbridge to Yaverland.

The flooding has subsided, however is still a risk to motorists.

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