Ferry problems cause roads congestion in Portsmouth

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Breakdown workers preparing to haul out of the sea one of the cars involved in an accident on the Havant by-pass

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Havant by-pass cars plunge into the sea

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Queues for disrupted cross-Solent ferry services caused congestion Portsmouth today.

A city council spokesman said this afternoon: ‘There are serious delays approaching Wightlink terminal due to delayed sailings. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.’

Wightlink said its Portsmouth - Fishbourne car ferry services were delayed by up to an hour because of fog and overrunning engineering works.