Torrential downpours across the East Wight have led to flash flooding in Sandown, Shanklin and the Arreton Valley, where roads are now underwater resulting in significant travel delays as Islanders head home for the evening.
Avenue Road in Sandown and Sandown Road in Lake have both seen the usual flooding, with reports of 6-inch deep water at other locations in The Bay including North Road and Oaklyn Gardens in Shanklin.
Meanwhile, the main road through Arreton – between Newport and Sandown – is described as a river with traffic backed up to Blackwater and Hale common as motorists try to negotiate with torrent that is flooding out of the field.
Police are on scene.
Traffic is heavy across the East Wight with delays through Lane and Sandown.
This evening flooding comes at a time when a yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in force, as previously reported by The Britain Times last night.
However, not all parts of the Isle of Wight have seen such downpours with some heavy rain reported in Cowes and Ryde, but nothing that has led to significant flooding.
UPDATE @ 18:25 – With the rain quickly moving through, flooding has eased. However, there are still some travel delays and Arreton remains waterlogged.
Any further rain is likely to cause more flooding – especially in prone areas.
Bonchurch is another area hit by flash flooding as the band of extremely heavy rain moved across the eastern fringes of the Island from the east.
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