A SUSPECTED crash in Downend is causing considerable traffic delays this afternoon (Friday). 

Traffic build-up has been reported on The Downs Road, at its junction with Downend Road.

A temporary road closure is understood to have been put in place and traffic is being diverted.

Motorists should avoid the area if possible. 

Isle of Wight County Press:

More to follow.

Update: The road has now reopened and traffic is passing through the area freely.