THE ROAD through Shanklin Old Village to Ventnor has been closed this morning following a gas leak outside the Crab pub.

Engineers from Southern Gas Network are working on the leak but are unable to say as yet when the problem will be resolved.

Diversions are in place while engineers work to rectify the leak and Southern Vectis Route Three and the Island Coaster service are affected.

Route Three services will not be able to serve between Shanklin Old Village and Chimney Steps.

The Coaster will serve Chine Avenue and the Old Village and then divert via Victoria Road.