A seemingly endless series of problems are causing havoc for traffic on the (usually) twenty minute drive between Cowes and Northwood today (Monday).

⚠️⚠️ Scroll down for an update on **THOSE** tree cutting works on Rolls Hill...

Motorists trying to travel between the two towns are facing:

  • Reports of an earlier crash on Rolls Hill (the Isle of Wight NHS Trust says an ambulance was sent to the scene but no-one was hurt)
  • A road closure on Pallance Road, Northwood
  • Lights for maintenance work on Rolls Hill Road
  • The ongoing St Mary' roundabout works
  • No Cowes-East Cowes chain ferry

Island Roads' website lists three lots of work between the two towns.

Long tailbacks have been reported - with traffic facing delays and queuing between Newport to Northwood.

Southern Vectis says its route one buses have been hit by delays.

UPDATE at 2:15pm

Island Roads has just updated, regarding the tree cutting work on Rolls Hill!

It says work will be completed today by 3.30pm.

It said: "This work was required to keep the network safe but we have put in extra resource to ensure it completes today. Apologies for inconvenience."

Update at 3:10pm

Rolls Hill is now open, says Island Roads.

We're updating our travel blog here: Isle of Wight travel news LIVE on Monday August 3

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