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Ventnor High Street has been closed this morning (Friday) due to an electrical fault near to Spring Hill. 

The one-way road between Marlborough Road and Spring Hill has been closed to traffic while engineers from Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) carry out the necessary repairs.

4 postcodes have been affected as a result of the outage, PO38 1LT, PO38 1RZ, PO38 1ST & PO38 1SX which was reported to SSEN at 07:59 this morning.

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SSEN are aiming to have your power restored by 19:00 later on today.

“We’re sorry for the loss of supply.

“We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

“Our engineers are on-site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.

“If you need more information, please call us on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference ‘FW1620′”

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The repair is being carried out between numbers 16 to 20 with one side of the High Street being without power.

Unaffected businesses are open as usual. 

Church Road, Ventnor was closed as a result of a burst water main yesterday (Thursday) – but has since reopened.

Through traffic wishing to bypass the two are to divert via St Boniface Road, Mitchael Avenue & Ocean View Road.

Southern Vectis buses are diverting locally and are unable to serve Albert Street and Boots bus stops until further notice.

All passengers wishing to catch the bus are advised to make their way to the Central Car Park bus stop.

A spokesperson for Southern Vectis has said;

“There is a change of service on the Routes 3 & 6 in Ventnor.

“Ventnor High St is closed from Boots to bottom of Spring Hill.

“Buses are unable to serve Albert St or Boots bus stops.

“Passengers to catch buses from Central Car Park bus stop until further notice”

UPDATE: Power has since been restored to the affected businesses and premises, although the road is likely to remain closed over the weekend until reinstatement works are taken place.

UPDATED WEDNESDAY 18TH DECEMBER – Docklands Traffic Management has Tweeted advising that Ventnor High Street will re-open to traffic at 13:45.

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Az-zahra Aziz

Likely all those ‘growing lights’ in lofts, shed, garages, basements etc as the locals turn up the heat, to get in their ‘cash crop’ in time for Christmas.


I live in ventnor. We are not all druggies!
Only comment when you have something worthwhile to say! More likely to be all the lovely Christmas lights everywhere


People like you make me so angry.

Az-zahra Aziz

Perhaps you need to chill out, admit that many ARE that way, and see the lighter side of comments on here.

Mary Jamerson

Mr Aziz, you would not find it funny if some foreigners growing hashish and lcd made you miss cash in the attic as all our electric went. bert thought it was a fuse, but no, tried the rdc switches but turns out the road wires shorted out or something an overload barry next door said.

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