Bad weather hits the area

FLOOD Cliff Road in Fareham is closed
FLOOD Cliff Road in Fareham is closed

Hill Head coastguard called to woman stuck in mud

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A ROAD has been partially closed in Portsmouth due to flooding.

Eastern Road has been flooded by sea water and is shut from its junction with Burfields Road to its junction with Tangier Road.

Colas workers are monitoring the situation.

A spokeswoman said: ‘We’re going to be reviewing it when the high tide has passed and the wind has passed a bit.

‘From that point we’ll probably have to clear up debris from the road.’

Over in Fareham, Cliff Road is closed due to heavy flooding.

Police took to the social networking website Twitter to tell people to avoid the area.

And a lifeboat was called out to Portsmouth Harbour after a dinghy was spotted adrift.

The crew from Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service launched from its station in Stokes Bay, Gosport, at 11.35am.

Solent Coastguard said there were initial fears someone might have been on the 10ft dinghy.

But a police launch found the small tender had come off its mooring and no-one was aboard. It was recovered by the police by 12.30pm.

A white Dory boat was also recovered after coming off its mooring, while a fishing boat has run aground in the Portsmouth Harbour area.

Meanwhile, catamaran and hover services in the area have been suspended due to adverse weather.

The Wightlink catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde, Isle of Wight, was suspended at 10.19am due to conditions in the Solent.

Operator Wightlink said it apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Hovertravel has stopped all services from Southsea Hoverport to the Isle of Wight.

Anyone with queries should call Wightlink on 0871 376 1000 or Hovertravel on 01983 717717.