Flooding hits parts of the Isle of Wight

By Ross Findon

Friday, January 17, 2014


Flooding hits parts of the Isle of Wight

Flooding at Simeon Street Recreation Ground in Ryde. Picture courtesy of Cllr Wayne Whittle via Twitter @RydeAbide.

UPDATED 16:34*

FLOODING has affected parts of the Isle of Wight this morning (Friday) according to Island Roads.

The highways PFI company said there were road closures and flooding in the following areas:

*Emergency road closures:

•Cliff Path, Lake - Closed due to safety reasons

•Hyde Road, Shanklin

•Landguard Road/ Collingwood Road, Shanklin - Closed due to a collapsed area of road

•Oakhill Road and The Duver, Seaview - Closed due to flooding

•Rew Lane, Ventnor - Closed due to a poor surface

•Main Road, Havenstreet - closed due to sewer collapse

•Old Blackgang Road, Blackgang - closed due to a collapsed wall

•Castle Street, Carisbrooke - closed due to flooding

•Morton Common, Sandown - closed due to flooding

•Highwood Lane, Rookley - closed due to flooding

•Military Road, Brook - closed due to flooding

•Castle Street, Carisbrooke - closed due to flooding

Roads affected by flooding:

•Garden Way, Newport - please avoid

•Main Road, Thorley - please avoid

•Longwood Lane, Adgestone - please avoid

•Shalfleet to Forest Road - the worst affected areas are Three Gates Farm and near to Elm Lane (Westbound) - passable with care

•West Street / High Street, Ventnor - passable with care

•Whitwell Road, Ventnor - please avoid

•Blackwater Road, Newport (nr the Cricket Club) - passable with care

•High Street, Brading - passable with care

•Pallance Road, Northwood - passable with care

•New Road, Porchfield - passable with care

•Newport Road, Northwood - passable with care

•Berry Shute, Chillerton - passable with care

*At around 4.15pm Island Roads said it was closing Morton Road, which was flooded.

Fire crews have spent the night pumping out the basements of properties at The Strand, Ryde, according to an Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue spokeman.

Two flood warnings and a flood alert have been issued by the Environment Agency today. In the early hours of this morning flood warnings were put in place for Monktonmead Brook in Ryde and Langbridge and Alverstone on the Eastern Yar. 

A flood alert was issued for Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge at 6.45am this morning.

The Met Office has issued a 'be aware' warning for heavy rain for today, valid until 4pm.

The Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "Bands of showers overnight have brought some heavy rainfall to parts of the southeast of England resulting in some surface water flooding. 

"Although showers will tend to ease through the morning, (with mostly less than 10 mm additional rainfall), the residual impacts, especially in terms of surface water flooding, are more likely to last into the middle part of the day."

A flood alert was issued for Gurnard Luck by the Environment Agency at 9.43am today (Friday).

The EA said 18mm of rain has fallen over the last 12 hours and the Met Office is forecasting a further 5 to 10mm of rainfall today.

"The river levels in the Gurnard Luck have not fallen significantly since the high tide overnight. The river will therefore become tide locked over the high tide period today, and water levels in the river will increase.

"The time of high tide is 11.30am and the total tide height is forecast to be 1.83mAOD or 4.57mCD. It is during the high tide period when levels in the Gurnard Luck will be at their highest," it said.

The alert is due to be updated this evening.

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