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.
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.
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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.