Southern Vectis is reporting "massive delays" to its East Cowes bus routes and has cancelled two services altogether, due to gridlock in the town.

It says routes 4 ad 5, will continue to serve East Cowes, but they are subject to heavy delays.

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The problems have been caused by delays to ferry sailings, due to the bad weather, and a diversion route because York Avenue is closed.

Two buses had to be cancelled earlier.

The bus firm said: "The 12.50pm route 4, from Ryde to East Cowes and the 1:20pm from East Cowes to Ryde will not operate.

"Anyone that needs Ryde will need to catch the 5 to Newport and transfer to a 9."

Some traffic is being manually directed by Island Roads and temporary lights are in place.

East Cowes this lunchtime...

Posted by Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, May 21, 2021