Sewage repair works which have closed a main route in and out of Newport are expected to continue for another day, at least.
As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, Staplers Road has gone from being closed in one direction to closed in both.
Southern Water says the issue has been caused by a collapsed pipe two metres below surface. The firm is using specialist equipment to rectify the problem, and hope to finish by the end of tomorrow (Thursday).
The road will remain closed between its junction with Snookes Hill and the roundabout off Pan Meadows until work is completed.
*Southern Water has told Isle of Wight Radio the collapsed sewer issue is not connect to the firm’s ongoing work to replace the road’s water main – which started in January and is expected to end in mid-April.
A spokesperson said:
“Staplers Road, Newport, has been closed following the collapse of a sewer. This is necessary to allow us to investigate and resolve the issue quickly and safely.
“We’ll continue to monitor the situation and apologise for the inconvenience caused.
“This is separate to our ongoing work to replace the water main at Staplers Road, which will continue to press on as scheduled.”