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UPDATED: Icy conditions are proving a challenge for drivers on the Isle of Wight this morning (Wednesday) with crashes reported at Brading, Gatcombe, Merstone and Ryde.

An incident is currently blocking the main road from Carisbrooke to Gatcombe – an area known for its incredibly low temperatures. The crash, which has occurred between Whitecroft and Highwood Lane, has resulted in school buses 311 and 102 diverting.

Meanwhile in Brading, a car has left the road and come to a stop in a field on Brading Downs. No persons have been injured in the incident, which occurred before sunrise.

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A car has also left the road at Stroud Wood Road on the outskirts of Ryde, between Upton and Havenstreet.

In Merstone, a car has also left the carriageway and come to a stop in a ditch on Merstone Lane.

With a weather warning for ice in place, with the potential for black ice, motorists should take extra care on the roads this morning.

UPDATE @ 09:02 – 1 person has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital following the crash at Gatcombe. It has been confirmed that a vehicle ended up on its roof.

Thankfully, the occupant was able to free themselves and has escaped any serious injury. The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service carried out scene safety.

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Emergency services have been attending another crash in Brading. A car has come off the road at Brading Downs resulting in 1 women being trapped inside her vehicle. Fire crews from Ryde are on scene and the road has been closed in both directions.

A crash between Godshill and Sandford is also causing problems this morning. The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have been called to the scene where several people are being treated for minor injuries. It’s understood at least 2 cars have been involved with significant damage to both.

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