Icy conditions close road

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


UPDATED 14:06*

THE entire Downs Road, from Bullys Hill in Brading to the Hare and Hounds junction, was closed due to ice this morning (Wednesday).

The Isle of Wight Council said the road was closed following a request for police.

It followed a warning yesterday that cold temperatures and rain could make driving conditions difficult.

The road was re-opened at 7.30am according to the council, which said gritting was taking place. It urged drivers on all routes to take care.

At 8.40am the council closed the Niton Road from Chequers to the village due to ice and said there had been reports of drivers travelling too fast for the conditions.

A Met Office weather warning for ice was in place until 11am this morning (Wednesday).

The council said Niton Road in Rookley, Blacklands Lane in Newport, Whitehouse Road near Porchfield and East Ashey Road in Ryde were closed until 1.45pm.

*Burnt House Lane was closed shortly after 2pm.

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