Isle of Wight Festival Traffic Carpark On Southsea Common
3 Hour Ferry Back Log & Swamp over on the island creates havoc for travellers.
Took the dog for a walk down to Southsea common earlier in the rain and found lot’s & lot’s of cars parking up.
The powers that be have diverted waiting traffic down to the common due to the delayed ferries to the Isle of Wight Festival. Southsea Common has been chosen as a back up or alternative route with desperate festival goers looking for the best routes like the Hovercraft.
Could this be due to the Island Council increasing the festival capacity from 60,000 to 90,000 people?
By all accounts the Red Funnel ferry over in Southampton is running fine.
It really does look pretty grim and I for one would not fancy going over to the festival this weekend. It looks extremely messy already!
Don’t forget the wellies!
Here are some of your tweets -
@bakesIOW The #isleofwight has officially come to a standstill once again thank god I’m getting off this rock ok Saturday!
@mishfitt Waiting waiting, is the festival even still on?? #isleofwight #chaos
@stuartnuttall @MissTerrapin Infrastructure & critical services on #isleofwight incapable of managing #iwfest in imperfect conditions. This was predicted!
@stepholiverSky Set off for the isle of wight festival at 0845am yet I still can’t even see the festival site #isleofwight #delays
@Simeon2811 Glad i turned down #IsleofWight with this weather…kinda :/
@bond_anna Wha t’s a festival without rain and mud, the mud is like gateau yummers! #Isleofwight
@thisisAz Queuing for six and a half hours now #isleofwight – Worst organisation. Ever.