THE main road through Chillerton has been closed this morning (Wednesday, June 22), and emergency repairs are underway.

Main Road from its junction with Highwood Lane to its junction with Berry Shute has been closed.

Southern Water is on site carrying out emergency repairs following a burst water main.

A diversion is in place, which will affect Highwood Lane, Main Road, Niton Road, Appleford Road, Town Lane, Emmett Hill, Kennel Lane, Billiingham Shute, Shorwell Bridleway 33 and Berry Shute.

Due to the emergency road closure, Southern Vectis has announced that route six, between Newport and Ventnor, will divert via Highwood Lane and Appleford Road to Chale Green.