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'Total gridlock' in East Cowes following Red Funnel problems

Problems with Red Funnel ferries have caused traffic jams in East Cowes. Photo by Cllr Karl Love.

Problems with Red Funnel ferries have caused traffic jams in East Cowes. Photo by Cllr Karl Love.

Joanna Hunt

joannah@iwcpmail.co.uk

@JoannaHuntIWCP

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 14:40

CANCELLATIONS and severe delays to Red Funnel's ferry service have caused traffic chaos in East Cowes. 
As reported by the County Press this morning, some vehicle ferry passengers are facing three-hour delays and the firm is running a revised timetable. 
Wightlink's catamaran service to Portsmouth was also hit by delays this morning due to mechanical issues. 
Cllr Karl Love, who represents East Cowes, said traffic was backed up from Red Funnel's terminal, causing issues in the town.
He said: "It's total grid lock in East Cowes.
"It's not just about a ferry breaking down, it's about not using the marshalling yards to their best or the escape lane which is meant to prevent our town being clogged."
East Cowes traffic by Karl Love

Congestion in East Cowes. Photo by Cllr Karl Love.

 


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