The floating bridge was due to be reinstated at the end of March, but has now been delayed until early May.
This dashcam video below, captured and shared with us by Dan Morgan, shows him passing in the opposite direction of the gridlocked traffic.
He managed to travel from Halberry Lane, Newport to up past Barton Manor, East Cowes in just under six minutes, before the flow of traffic in the other direction stopped.
Indeed, several hours later, Southern Vectis are still reporting delays
Delays along Fairlee Road are as much as 20 minutes currently. Avoid if you possibly can. More updates soon.
— Southern Vectis (@SouthernVectis) March 13, 2017
Dan’s dashcam video
Were you in the traffic jam? Can you spot yourself in Dan’s video? He certainly passed a lot of traffic!