Police have closed the main Newport to Sandown road at Blackwater this evening (Sunday) as a result of a road traffic collision involving a van.
The incident has occurred on the A3056 between Blackwater Hollow and Merstone Lane, near to Wight Building Materials.
Island Echo is told that a van is on its roof off the carriageway.
Police are on scene alongside paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.
Roads are heavily flooded in the area as a result of recent rainfall. It is reported that the main road through Arreton is flooded in several locations.
Southern Vectis say that Route 2 buses are diverting via Rookley in both directions under further notice.
UPDATE @ 19:37 – It has been confirmed that 3 people were in the van when it overturned into a field.
Thankfully, no one has been seriously injured.
UPDATE – The road has now re-opened in both directions.