AN EMERGENCY road closure has been put in place in Shanklin due to a leak outside a residential address.

Orchardleigh Road remains closed this afternoon (Thursday) while repairs are carried out by Southern Water.

It has been closed from its junction with the High Street to its junction with St Johns Road for a distance of 47 metres.

Island Roads has stated that diversions will be signed at the time of closure, with reasonable facilities provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the road is closed.

A spokesperson for Island Roads said: "The road will be closed from 9.00am on December 5, for a maximum period of five days or until the works are complete, whichever is sooner."