POLICE have closed Middle Road this evening (Monday) after a tree fell into the road.

The tree fell onto the road around Swainston prompting the road to be closed around 6.30pm.

Southern Vectis tweeted: "Owing to a fallen tree at Swainston on the Middle Road, police have closed the road.

"Route 7 via Newbridge will be diverted via Gunville, Forest Road and Elm Lane to Calbourne in both directions. This will be in both directions."

UPDATE: Middle Road has now reopened.

Southern Vectis Tweeted: "Island Roads have informed us that the road is now open.

"Route 7 via Newbridge and Wellow can operate as normal."


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