An accident in Shorewell closes the road

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A road has been closed following an accident on the main road between Carisbrooke and Shorwell.

Emergency services including Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) are present.

The collision is believed to have occurred near the Clatterford Road junction of Clatterford Shute.

A road closure is in place from there to the main road through Shorwell.

Buses are diverted accordingly.

UPDATE

Police have confirmed that a cyclist and a car are involved.

A spokesperson said:

“We are currently dealing with a collision involving a cyclist and a car on Main Road, Shorwell, near New Barn Lane.

“Road closures are currently in place at the Main Road/Farriers Way roundabout and are expected to remain for some time while emergency services deal with this incident.

“This is likely to impact the bus route, as well as other motorists, so we encourage drivers to avoid the area and seek alternative routes where possible.

“Traffic to Newport is currently being diverted via Chillerton.

“We thank the public for their patience and will provide further updates when we are able to do so.”

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