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ISLAND SEES LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW

Wendy Piper

IMG_5430.JPGPICTURE GALLERY: The Isle of Wight has seen a light dusting of snow overnight after many days of missing out, despite weather warnings being in place.

Snow started to fall across the entire Island between 03:00 and 05:00 this morning (Tuesday) and has resulted in a light dusting on rooftops, hedges and cars – but not enough to lay on the roads and lead to disruption.

Latest forecasts show that the snow could continue to fall for a while yet, with the potential for up to 2cm of snow to lay in some areas.

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South and West Wight have seen the largest snowfall with a fine dusting on the roads, with more Eastern areas such as Ryde seeing much smaller amounts.

UPDATE @ 09:17 – Two gritting lorries have been deployed to patrol the East and West areas of the Island due to the continuing snow flurries.

All transport services are running to time at present and there are no reported closures, delays or incidents on the roads.

 

Featured Photographs thanks to Wendy Piper, Ben Rue and Simon Winslow

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