EMERGENCY CLOSURE

UPDATED: NEWPORT ROAD IN LAKE WON’T RE-OPEN UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING


One of the main roads through Lake will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning (Friday), it has been confirmed.

Newport Road – the main A road connecting Sandown and Newport – has been closed for emergency repair work by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks since Tuesday evening.

It was hoped that the busy section of carriageway between Manor Road and Alfred Road would re-open by 16:00 today, but Island Roads have confirmed that the road will remain shut in both directions until Friday morning.

The closure has been extended to allow time for the tarmac to cure.

Local traffic is being diverted via Green Lane, Shanklin in both directions. Larger vehicles are having to divert via The Downs.

UPDATE @ 07:25 – Newport Road has now re-opened in both directions.

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G Thurston
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Not sure it a good idea to divert the traffic ( heavy lorries) through a housing estate. FFS

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