A MAJOR sewer has burst in Yaverland and we are warned a full repair could take weeks - just as the summer season gets underway in Sandown.

Traffic management is now in place on Yaverland Road, near Yaverland Manor Farm.

Southern Water say they are "mitigating" the environmental impact of the burst.

Council member for Sandown North, Cllr Debbie Andre, said tonight: "This just in from Southern Water: We’re currently dealing with a burst pressurised sewer near Yaverland Road near Sandown.

"Residents may notice a number of tankers in the area, and there is also traffic management in place at Yaverland Road (B3395) – this will remain in place until a full repair is carried out, which may take a few weeks.

"We are mitigating the environmental impact of the burst and will carry out a full repair later this month which will require a significant number of tankers being deployed.

"We’re sorry for the impact this is having and any disruption it is causing residents and businesses.

"We will update you nearer the time and when the fix has been completed."

Cllr Andre added: "I'll keep you updated, but please let me know if you're affected by this and need any help."

More to follow.