Emergency services have been called to Blackwater road to an incident involving an overturned tanker.
Road closures have been put in place and drivers are advised to avoid the area. The incident is believed to happened just before 5pm on Monday afternoon February 25th.
Officers from the joint armed response roads policing unit have launched an investigation after it is understood that the tanker toppled near to Arreton on the Blackwater Road.
Specialist recovery has been called in from Stag Lane Motors who are being using a crane to bring the vehicle back on to its wheels.
Three recovery trucks from Stag Lane are now in attendance. Their 6×6 Foden heavy recovery unit has also been sent the scene
The tanker is carrying a ‘non-hazardous product’, understood to be slurry and was 1/4 full at the time of the vehicle rolling over into a field.
The driver escaped the vehicle via its sunroof.
One fire crew from Shanklin have carried out scene safety and remain whilst a protracted recovery takes place.
Hard road closures are likely to remain in place until at least 9pm.
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The driver is understood to have mounted the bank after allowing an other large heavy to pass and the vehicle me has lost its grip and toppalled over.