POLICE and paramedics have been called to a crash near Blackwater this evening (Sunday).

Emergency services have been called to the A3056 road, between Blackwater and Merstone, and the road has been closed.

Isle of Wight Police tweeted: "The A3056 between Blackwater junction and Merstone Lane has been closed due to an RTI. Police and ambulance are on scene."

Southern Vectis tweeted: "Due to an RTC on the main Blackwater Road, between Blackwater Hollow and Merstone Lane, Route 2 will be diverting via Rookley in both directions until further notice."

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 5.15pm. A van with three occupants had left the road and flipped onto its roof.

"There have been no serious injuries, and one of the two ambulances we have sent is returning."

UPDATE MONDAY: County Press reader, Leif Marriner, has shared images showing the van on its roof after it had left the road.

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