Strong winds cause problems

By Jamie Whire

Monday, April 30, 2012

 

Strong winds cause problems

One of the trees felled by high winds in Alverstone. Picture by Dave Geddes.

UPDATED 15:18*

STRONG winds and heavy rain brought down trees and caused flooding across the Isle of Wight, over the weekend and have continued to cause problems today.

Traffic had to be diverted this morning (Monday) after a tree came down at Cowleaze Hill, between Shanklin and Ventnor. The tree has now been cleared and the road has re-opened.

Trees had also come down in Alverstone, along the Number 23 cycle track, making it impassable except on foot, according to County Press reader Dave Geddes.

*The trees were cleared at around 2.30pm, according to the Isle of Wight Council.

Flooding and large amounts of surface water have also been reported on Sandown Road, Bembridge and near the junction of Colemans Lane and Whitehouse Road, near Shalfleet.

Flooding on the cycle track

Flooding on the cycle track between Alverstone and Merstone. Picture by Dave Geddes.

Flooding on Colemans Lane

Flooding on Colemans Lane and Whitehouse Road. Picture by Dave Geddes.

Trees down on cycle track

A tree blocking part of the Number 23 cycletrack in Alverstone. Picture by Dave Geddes.

Reporter: jamiew@iwcpmail.co.uk

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