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UPDATED: BRADING DOWNS CLOSED BY POLICE

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UPDATED: Brading Downs has been closed by Police this morning (Wednesday) as a result of the icy conditions.

Motorists are currently unable to proceed from the Ashey Road junction to The Mall in Brading using Brading Downs Road and Bully’s Hill.

It’s understood at least 1 crash occurred on the elevated stretch of road shortly before 07:00, with potentially a more serious second crash at around 07:30. 2 fire appliances from Ryde were mobilised towards Brading at 07:35.

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Island Roads’ gritters have been redeployed to Brading Downs to complete another pass.

It is unknown when the road will re-open.

Meanwhile, there has been a crash between Godshill and Sandford involving 3 cars. This is in addition to the crashes at Ryde, Merstone and Gatcombe.

UPDATE @ 08:47 – The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that they have been called to a woman trapped in a vehicle on Brading Downs. The car has left the road and gone through a hedge.

The road remains closed.

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UPDATE @ 10:18 – 1 female has been extricated from her Citroen C1 by fire crews, who have carried out a full roof removal.

She is now in the care of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.

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