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Tens of thousands of music fans are leaving the Isle of Wight today after watching some of the best music acts on the planet. But the row continues over the traffic chaos last week which saw several miles of tailbacks and people forced to sleep in their cars. Andrew Pate send this report.
No major delays have been reported so far as festival-goers leave the Isle of Wight today. Extra police officers and ferry services have been drafted in to help tens of thousands of music fans leave the island. Tractors and 4x4 vehicles have also been brought in to help cars out of the mud.
Tractors had to pull 4x4 rescue vehicles out of the mud as festival-goers gear up to leave the Isle of Wight. About a hundred 4x4 have been sent along with 50 extra police officers to help thousands leave the island today. But despite the mud and traffic, fans said they enjoyed the festival.
More ferry services will be in operation today to the Isle of Wight to help thousands of fans leave the festival. There will be a revised timetable between Portsmouth and Fishbourne and between Lymington and Yarmouth.
Musicians have waded through the mud to perform at this year's Isle of Wight Festival. Fifty-five thousand people have enjoyed the final day of the event, headlined by Bruce Springsteen.
Extra police officers and almost one hundred four-wheel drive vehicles are helping to keep music fans on the move at the Isle Wight Festival. Some fans have decided to leave early because of the unseasonable weather as Sarah Cooper reports.
The mud is not stopping the party on the third and final day of the Isle of Wight Festival. With most of the 55,000 revellers looking forward to seeing this evenings headliner Bruce Springsteen.