MASONRY and slates have been falling off a property into High Street, Sandown — leading to the road being closed.

The Fire Service and police are on the scene at the property, which was described by the fire service as in a dangerous condition.

Sandown High Street has been closed and a cordon put up while works to make the building safe are underway.

Southern Vectis has announced that routes 2, 3 and 8 to Newport are unable to serve the road, and diversions will be via Avenue Road, the Broadway to Melville Street on to Beachfield Road.

The property is believed to be a former hotel.