Hampshire and Isle of Wight: normal rail services to resume

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Commuters were set to enjoy better conditions on Tuesday with some rail services returning to normal.

South West Trains announced that it planned to restore its usual weekday timetable. But it said some services could be subject to alterations and have fewer coaches than normal.

Passengers were advised to check for updates before travelling.

The area will see clearer conditions in the coming days but warnings of ice and some snow showers remain.

Heavy snowfall on Friday morning caused gridlock in many areas and forced 600 schools to close

More than 70 schools remained shut or opened late in Hampshire on Monday. But it was hoped they would reopen on Tuesday.

Drivers are still being urged to be cautious on the roads as icy conditions remain with gritting crews working back-to-back shifts.

SWT blamed its decision to run a reduced service on the fact that ice can form on the rail line which powers the trains.

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It said extra trains would be added during the day if possible.

Meanwhile, a water leak caused by melting snow lead to a power cut at the Hampshire Fire and Rescue control room in Eastleigh on Sunday.

Berkshire fire counterparts fielded 999 calls while control staff relocated to a Hampshire County Council building to carry on with their duties.

Tina Snow, who is blind, said the conditions have made it hard for her to leave her home in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

She said: "When it snows you are not aware whether you are walking on grass or pavements as it's all the same underfoot.

"All the landmarks have disappeared so you actually cannot go out with assistance.

"I've got a guide dog but even he can't see the edges of the pavement at the moment so it wouldn't be fair on him."

She added that she has been receiving help and support from friends and family.

Hampshire County Council has estimated it used more than 4,000 tonnes of salt on the county's roads since Thursday.

Hampshire police said it had brought in extra staff to deal with weather incidents, but did not expect to reopen its adverse weather control room.

Southampton Airport said it remained open for business but advised passengers to check with their airlines before travelling for possible delays.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice for the region.

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