Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: The main road from Blackwater to Arreton has been closed due to what is understood to be a propane gas leak from a lorry.

Thr Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has 3 appliances on scene at the biomass plant in Arreton after being alerted to the leak at around 08:00.

Motorists are being diverted via Downend.

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UPDATE @ 09:34 – It has been confirmed that the leak centres around a Calor gas lorry, which has now been isolated.

The immediate area has been evacuated and the road remains closed in both directions as fire crews continue to deal with the incident.

The lorry is situated close to the main biomass entrance.

UPDATE @ 13:05 – Sandown Road has now re-opened in both directions following the safe conclusion of the incident.

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