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Music fans leave festival island

Campers are leaving the Isle of Wight Festival after a weekend of music and mud. Extra police and 4 by 4s have been drafted in to help people leave the site. But the row continues after festival-goers faced traffic chaos when they arrived last week.

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Statement from Isle of Wight Council

The Isle of Wight Council has released a statement as they assist some festival goers from leaving the Island safely.

Detailed plans are in place to keep transport and people moving as the Isle of Wight Festival comes to a close today (Sunday).

A key feature of the plan involves controlling egress from the campsite, particularly during the main commuter time of 7.30am-9am on Monday morning, to help residents travel as freely as possible. The festival camp sites will be monitored between these times so traffic does not overwhelm the road network.

Other steps include arranging a fleet of more than 100 4X4 vehicles to help festival traffic leave the camping site.

– Isle of Wight Council Statement

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