A BUSY road on the outskirts of Newport has been closed in both directions as a result of fallen power cables this evening (Thursday).

THE A3020 Blackwater Road has been closed between Birchmore Lane and the A3056.

There are no reported tailbacks, with traffic control in place. The road has been closed since 5.15pm.

A spokesperson for the Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 4.47pm today (10 June) to reports of an electrical cable that had become detached from a telegraph pole and fallen into Blackwater Road, Newport, blocking the road.

"We sent officers to the scene and are assisting partner agencies who are trying to fix the issue.

"The incident is ongoing."