A Vauxhall Zafira has collided with the rear of a VW Passat, which has in turn collided with a traffic sign on St James’ Street at the junction with Lugley Street. The incident occurred at around 15:05.
The road is blocked between Hunnyhill and the High Street, with Southern Vectis Route 1 buses diverting via Coppins Bridge until further notice.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
UPDATE @ 15:50 – Fire crews have now left the scene and returned to station.
Recovery has been arranged for the vehicles involved.
A woman and two children travelling in the Vauxhall have escaped injury.