Snow Wight: Travel, school and service updates

Most services appear to be running as normal this morning. Check for updates.

Snow drift Thorley

As predicted by the Met Office, snow has been falling on the Isle of Wight overnight.

Police and the Isle of Wight council are advising drivers to take extra care on the roads. There have been several road accidents reported already this morning.

Shanklin Community Library is closed today due to the adverse weather.

Islandline Trains are suspended with a bus replacement service running between Shanklin and Ryde. It’s not clear whether this is snow related, although we have heard that one train has now left Ryde heading for Shanklin.

The Hover, Wightlink and Red Funnel services appear to be working as usual and all buses are running to schedule.

Schools and public services
At time of publishing (7.35) all schools on the Island are expected to open as normal, and waste collections will continue as scheduled.

Image: © Thanks to Rachel Holmes for this shot of the snow drift in Thorley this morning

Monday, 11th March, 2013 7:37am



Filed under: Bus, Ferry, Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Snow, Top story, Train

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Bah! it’s only a dusting! Off to work and school you go while I go back to bed for another hour of dozybyes.

neil clark

Yarmouth Primary is not on your list.


Or Shalfleet school maybe you need a better list.


Thanks Sally I found the slider cheers.


The school bus drivers for (315&316) were unable to pick up children from Niton for Medina or Christ The King Colleges this morning due to their concerns regarding getting the buses safely up Blackgang Hill.


Is your list meant to be dated 18th Jan?


Were any roads gritted last night? There seem to be a lot of accidents this morning, even on main roads, with suggestions of ice as main cause.


Much debate on Medina Facebook (parent voice) page about children waiting for buses that didn’t show up and buses that (apparently) gave up because there weren’t any children!

I know the schools get a lot of flak when they don’t open, but there does seem to be some lack of communication, and they’ll probably have to send them home early now!

Island Monkey

Medina closing early may be good news. The OFSTED inspectors arrive tomorrow.

No wonder Beynon is leaving.


Gritting happening now, apparently – about 6 hours late…

well my ‘other half’ managed to drive into newport at 09:15 this morning and apart from being stuck behind an idiot driving at a genuine 5mph ALL the way, she had no issues at all. On the other hand she was stopped from driving to Ocean View because of the ice! Being northerners we tend to have no fear of a bit of snow but most Islanders… Read more »

What a bunch of wimps. I remember a snowstorm in London around Feb 14, 1990 of few inches that stopped the City cold. I seemed to have the only pair of rubber boots (galoshes in US English) that made the city wonderful.

OK, take few days off, have a pint, and enjoy climate change.


It’s about time the use of dipped headlights,not just sidelights, was made mandatory when driving in snow, rain or any bad visibility,seen so many idiots driving around with no lights on in blizzard like conditions,it makes you wonder if they should be driving at all.


Lovely photo for this topic…


Seeing that this photographer was local got me wondering whether OTW likes to use as many of these as possible, whether for Island or non-specific & abstract shots…. That would add a very welcome extra dimension to all the great things OTW already brings.

Victor Meldrew

School bus cancellations failed to mention 332 as there are no buses serving Merstone! Would have saved youngsters waiting in poor conditions for a bus that never came.