Road “chaos” was being reported in East Cowes today (Thursday).

Hundreds of cars pouring out of the GKN site earlier appeared to be diverted the wrong way on the town’s one way system.

They came radiator-to-radiator with those trying to board the Red Funnel car ferry.

The Isle of Wight Council has revealed the chain ferry will be off for a third week of repair work, as Isle of Wight Radio reported earlier. As a result, diversions are in place.

The Isle of Wight Council said,

“The road closure is in place while a crane lifts the east prow of the floating bridge from the water,  in order for further repairs to take place. Access for residents is maintained as well as an alternative route in place for GKN access.”