Police revise traffic plans for Isle of Wight Festival

M27. Picture: Malcolm Wells

One lane closed on M27 after crash

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POLICE have vowed to do all they can to help avoid a repeat of last year’s traffic chaos at the Isle of Wight festival.

The festival begins tomorrow at Seaclose Park, near Newport.

Chief Superintendent Dave Hardcastle said: ‘Our focus is on helping to ensure such a large influx and exit of people is handled safely, and with the minimum of impact. We have all learned lessons from last year’s experiences with weather and traffic, which have led to our plans with promoters and partner agencies being reviewed and revised thoroughly.’