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A Newport road, only recently surface dressed, has had emergency works carried out this week.

Scorching temperatures have sent the main Blackwater road between Newport and Merston, outside Bardon Vectis, into a bubbling mess as the tarmac started to melt.

Contractors have treated the road and are today laying gravel on top of the repaired roads, causing great plumes of dust.

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A similar situation has been experienced at the bottom of Culver Down, Yaverland.

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