CRASH BLOCKS MAIN COWES TO NEWPORT ROAD AT NORTHWOOD


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Motorists are being diverted as a result of a road traffic collision on the main Cowes to Newport road this lunchtime (Wednesday). Emergency services are currently on scene near to the County Showground at Northwood. Police, fire and ambulance crews are all said to be in attendance. Island Echo understands a Ford Focus has collided with a telegraph pole.

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The road is reported to be blocked with traffic being diverted via Noke Common.

Southern Vectis buses are running Route 1 shuttles either side of the incident. This latest incident is the third road traffic collision so far today and comes as many return to the roads following an easing of the lockdown restrictions. Unconfimed reports indicate another collision took place on Parkhurst Road during the early hours of this morning.

UPDATE @ 13:05 - The road remains closed in both directions, according to Police. Newport Road is closed between Stag Lane and Northwood Garage. UPDATE @ 13:37 - A man in his 70s has been conveyed to St Mary's Hospital. The road remains closed to enable to clearing of fuel from the carriageway and in the interests of safety due to overhead cables.

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CRASH BLOCKS MAIN COWES TO NEWPORT ROAD AT NORTHWOOD

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