16 Mar 2018 Last updated at 10:00

Key advice for cold weather

Snow has been forecast on the Isle of Wight this weekend, leading to a reminder to residents about staying safe in cold weather.

The latest forecasts suggest snow could fall on Saturday evening into Sunday morning.

The Met Office has predicted snow showers, with the potential of up to 5cm, although precise amounts or locations are unspecified.

The council has been liaising with multi-agency partners to prepare for the potential of adverse weather.

In the event of significant snow, information regarding the closure of schools, the collection of waste and the availability of other council services will be updated on the council’s website, www.iwight.com  and via social media, www.facebook.com/isleofwightcouncil  and www.twitter.com/iwight  

Council leader, Councillor Dave Stewart, said: “We’re advising residents to take a sensible approach.

“If we get adverse weather, please consider making other arrangements, if it’s appropriate to do so.”

For general cold weather advice, see https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Winter-Weather-Advice/Cold-Weather-Alert1  

Additional advice is available here https://www.gov.uk/clear-snow-road-path-cycleway  

For the latest information regarding roads, visit www.islandroads.com  

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Snow has been forecast on the Isle of Wight on Saturday night heading into Sunday morning.
Snow has been forecast on the Isle of Wight on Saturday night heading into Sunday morning.
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  • The Met Office has predicted snow showers, with the potential of up to 5cm, although precise amounts or locations are unspecified.
 
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