Floods have hit the Isle Of Wight Festival site.
The main car park for this weekend’s event has become waterlogged, leading to traffic congestion, meaning that ferry operators Wightlink are having difficulty discharging passengers, according to BBC News. Bus services have also been affected.
Local police are helping to clear the backlog of traffic en route to the festival site. Earlier today (June 21) a police spokesperson told BBC News: “Tracks are in place across muddy ground for motorists to reach an extra car park at the IoW Festival. Police motorcyclists are on patrol between Fishbourne, Whippingham, Wootton Bridge and Newport to help manage the flow of traffic on to the site as swiftly and safely as possible.”
Heavy rain and strong winds hit the site this morning, with the rain predicted to continue throughout the weekend and with temperatures reaching a high of 16C. The festival, which will be headlined by Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, officially kicks off tomorrow (June 22) and runs until Sunday.
For more information about the festival, see Isleofwightfestival.com.
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