FOLLOWING a car fire at the weekend, Whitwell Road in Ventnor has been closed.

A temporary road closure has been imposed by Island Roads, on behalf of the IW Council, for carriageway patching works.

The road is shut from the junction with St Lawrence Shute to its junction with Foxhills for a distance of 299 metres.

Diversion routes will be signed and reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed.

The road was closed today, and will remain closed for a maximum of 21 days or until works are complete, whichever is sooner.