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fairleeroadrtcUPDATED: Emergency services including the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are this afternoon (Tuesday) attending a reported three-car collision on Fairlee Road, Newport which has resulted in the closure of the main road.

Island Echo understand three vehicles have been involved in the incident – a blue BMW estate, a Silver VW Golf and a Silver Daihatsu Sirion – near to Island Harbour. Several police and ambulance units are in attendance.

A 3-year-old boy – who was traveling int the Daihatsu – has been left shaken in the incident, however no persons have been seriously injured.

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The road has been closed from Coppins Bridge, Newport to the Racecourse Roundabout at Whippingham.

Southern Vectis Routes 5 & 9 will divert via Staplers Road until further notice with disruption to the timetable service expected.

UPDATED: The road reopened around 16:15, however traffic remains heavy in and around Newport including the Staplers Road area.

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