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SNOW AND ICE CAUSES ISLAND-WIDE CHAOS

LIVE: Snow and ice is causing problems across the Isle of Wight this morning (Friday), with many roads being described as ice rinks.

The message is clear – DO NOT drive unless absolutely necessary.

Follow our live updates below for a second day to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter profiles for additional content, photos and video.

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LIVE UPDATES

Traffic & Travel

– Downend Road – CLOSED
– St Lawrence ShuteCLOSED
– Military Road between Chale and BrighstoneCLOSED
– Watery Lane, Newchurch – CLOSED
– Clarendon Road, Shanklin – CLOSED

– Island Line trains SUSPENDED

– All bus routes affected. See live updates above for information.
– No community buses are running

Services

– All waste and recycling collections have been CANCELLED
– Dinosaur Isle – CLOSED
– All Island libraries – CLOSED
– Isle of Wight Crematorium – OPEN
– Parking enforcement – As normal
– Registrar’s Office – CLOSED
– Both Lynnbottom Household and Commercial recycling centres CLOSED to the public until further notice
– Afton Marsh Recycling Centre will be closed Saturday 3 March unless otherwise advised
– Family Centres – CLOSED
– Cowes floating bridge – Operating as normal
– Fairway Leisure – CLOSED 
– The Heights, Medina and Westridge leisure centres – CLOSED (No swimming on Saturday morning)
– Medina Theatre – Open as normal but Cilla Shades of the 60s postponed until April

Useful Numbers

• Island Roads – 01983 822440 (or report online)
• Isle of Wight Council – 01983 821000
• St Mary’s Hospital – 01983 822099 (111 for non-emergency medical advice)
• Spectrum Housing – 0300 011 0164
• RSPCA – 01983 840247
• Floodline – 0345 988 1188 / 0845 988 1188 (24 hour service)
• Environment Agency Incident Hotline – 0800 80 70 60
• Wightcare – 01983 821105
• Southern Electric (SSE) – For powercuts call 105. Other enquiries 0345 072 1905
• 
Southern Water – 0845 278 0845 / 0330 303 0368 (from a mobile)
• 
National Gas Emergency – 0800 111 999

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