Police urge Isle of Wight drivers not to travel in heavy snow

Police urge Isle of Wight drivers not to travel in heavy snow

Drivers on the Isle of Wight are being urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary as heavy snow is expected across the Island tomorrow morning (Thursday).

Hampshire Constabulary has said it is working closely with other emergency services and partners to ensure they are ready for the adverse conditions, but the public can help by not taking unnecessary risks on the roads.
With heavy snow due to start falling ahead of tomorrow’s morning rush hour, a police spokesperson said: “Please think carefully about whether you have to drive on Thursday.
“Bear in mind that even if you can start your journey in the morning, the road conditions are expected to be much worse by afternoon and you may not be able to make it home.

“Weather conditions like this place extra demand on the emergency services. We are well prepared to deal with these conditions, but you can help us by keeping off the roads and keeping yourself safe.
“If you do have to travel, please check the road conditions online before you go or with your travel operator.”