Emergency services are responding to reports of a 5-vehicle collision on a busy stretch of road in Newport this morning (Tuesday).
Multiple police units are in attendance on Long Lane, just several hundred metres east of the industrial estate, where at least 5 vehicles have been involved in an incident.
A Ford Kuga, 2 Ford Transits, a Peugeot 107, and a Peugeot 206 have been involved in the collision which is thought to have taken place shortly after 10:40.
Traffic is heavy in the area with long queues stretching back in both directions and motorists advised to take an alternative route into Newport.
Southern Vectis says its Route 8 service will not serve stops between Long Lane and Robin Hill, but will instead divert via Whiterails Road and Briddlesford Road until the road reopens.
UPDATED @ 11:13 – Island Echo has been told that the multi-vehicle pile-up stemmed from 1 driver stopping in the road, kickstarting a chain reaction that saw 4 further vehicles shunt in to the rear of each other.
UPDATED @ 12:56 – The road is now clear in both directions.