Flooding adds to Undercliff problems

By Matthew Mckew

Friday, February 21, 2014

 

UPDATED MONDAY 09:21*

RESIDENTS of Undercliff Drive have been dealt a further blow, with access now blocked from St Lawrence because of flooding.

Island Roads have closed the road between Inglewood Park and Seven Sisters Road due to flooding caused by a nearby spring. Water reportedly reached depths of 2ft.

The road was closed yesterday (Thursday) with engineers due to reassess the situation today.

It comes in the wake of landslips that led to the evacuation of some Undercliff Drive homes.

There is still no access from the Niton end, with the future of the road in doubt.

Undercliff Drive can be accessed from St Lawrence Shute.

*An Island Roads spokeswoman confirmed this morning (Monday) that the stretch of road between Inglewood Park and Seven Sisters Road remained closed.

Reporter: matthewm@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by David Blackford

22nd February 2014, at 11:33:53

Has anyone read that screed about the undercliff I posted - a bit fiddly to copy in but very authoritative

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by David Blackford

22nd February 2014, at 06:40:00

http://copranet.projects.eucc-d.de/files/000166_EUROSION_IsleofWight.pdf
Tells all about the undercliff

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by Keven Ball

21st February 2014, at 12:43:37

This area has had it very bad this winter. I do feel for the people here and wish them all the very best.

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