A crash on the dual carriageway in Newport has closed the road in a southbound direction tonight (Sunday).
Emergency services are currently on scene at Medina Way, close to the slipway by Wakes Retail Park.
Firefighters are in attendance with 2 appliances from Newport mobilised to assist colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police.
UPDATE @ 20:56 – 1 person has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital as a result of a 2-car crash.
It was initially feared that persons were trapped inside the vehicles, but the fire service were quickly able to ascertain this wasn’t the case.
Both vehicles have been recovered from the scene but the road remains closed whilst an oil spill is cleared from the carriageway.
It’s anticipated that the southbound lanes will re-open within the next hour.
UPDATE @ 22:35 – The dual carriageway has now reopened in both directions.