Heavy snow on the way?

The Met Office predicts heavy snow for Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight later Wednesday evening and during Thursday morning.

"Snow will become persistent and occasionally heavy later Wednesday evening and during Thursday morning. There will be a slow increase in depth to 5-10 cm, locally 15 cm, in the east and south of Hampshire including the Isle of Wight" - see the Met Office site here.

Meanwhile the Daily Echo reports that "gritting lorries are out in force" on Hampshire's roads tonight, with an emphasis on gritting routes to schools.

The airport currently says on its site that it's open as usual, although some flights are delayed due to poor weather elsewhere.

More on Southampton City Council's gritting and snow clearance facilities and priorities

Latest local traffic and travel news on Romanse site

Southampton school closures due to snow

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