PICTURES: It’s seven years ago today (6 January, 2010) that the Isle of Wight was hit by its heaviest snowfall in many years.
Main picture: Stenbury Down near Wroxall. Scroll down for more pictures.
Public transport was halted, roads deemed impassable, schools were closed and businesses shut, as the Island – and many parts of the country – ground to a stop.
Isle of Wight Radio received over 1,000 phone calls on the morning that the snow fell.
Emergency services and the Island’s 4×4 response team was stretched to its limit, with some Islanders completely cut off by the snow.
Snow stayed on the ground for several days, allowing Islanders to enjoy the white stuff and get their sledges out and head for the hills.
In higher parts of the Island, around seven inches of snow was recorded.
On 7 January, 2010 temperatures on the Isle of Wight were around -7’c.
Today, in 2017, the temperature is expected to reach a balmy 11’c.
Will the Isle of Wight ever see snow like this again, we wonder?
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