MOTORISTS should expect traffic in Newport this afternoon (Tuesday) as Staplers Road has been closed in both directions.

Island Roads has shut the road due to a possible blocked or collapsed sewer main.

The road is closed between School Land and Furrlongs.

Southern Vectis has said its Route 9 buses will divert down Furrlongs.

It will be unable to service Polars or Broadlands House.

UPDATE 07:30 Wednesday

Staplers Road is still closed in both directions this morning (Wednesday).

Southern Vectis is redirecting its Route 9 buses via Furrlongs.

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