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.

St Catherine's near Ventntr
St Catherine’s near Ventnor

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.

Morton Road, Brading
Morton Road, Brading
Isle of Wight Radio, Dodnor Park, Newport
Isle of Wight Radio, Dodnor Park, Newport

Isle of Wight Radio received over 1,000 phone calls on the morning that the snow fell.

Military Road near Niton
Military Road near Niton
The Downs Road
The Downs Road

Emergency services and the Island’s 4×4 response team was stretched to its limit, with some Islanders completely cut off by the snow.

Rookley
Rookley
Hare and Hounds, Downend
Hare and Hounds, Downend

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.

Ashey, Ryde
Ashey, Ryde

In higher parts of the Island, around seven inches of snow was recorded.

One Islander makes a snow angel
One Islander makes a snow angel

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.

Newport Bus Station
Newport Bus Station
A snowy road near Brading
A snowy road near Brading
View towards Culver Down
View towards Culver Down

Will the Isle of Wight ever see snow like this again, we wonder?

Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club
A snow-woman bathes in the snow
A snow-woman bathes in the snow

Do you have snow pictures from the day? Feel free to send them to us at [email protected]


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