Motorist stranded in floodwater near Dorchester

Firefighters rescued a motorist who had driven into floodwater near Dorchester.

The car was partially submerged in the water on the West Stafford bypass outside the county town shortly after 8pm last night.

The road is closed due to rising water and there are warning signs either side of the flood.

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said: "We would yet again warn people not to ignore warning signs."

 

 

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7:58am Tue 15 Jan 13

exocet says...

I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.
I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around. exocet

8:30am Tue 15 Jan 13

MattWey77 says...

Indeed, Exocet. Why do some people feel the need to ignore signs, and the obvious flooding which occurs on the West Stafford bypass. It isn't as it if was flooded a few weeks ago and people ignored signs, got stuck and needed to be rescued.

Maybe that driver needs to have their license taken away on the grounds they are incapable of following instructions!
Indeed, Exocet. Why do some people feel the need to ignore signs, and the obvious flooding which occurs on the West Stafford bypass. It isn't as it if was flooded a few weeks ago and people ignored signs, got stuck and needed to be rescued. Maybe that driver needs to have their license taken away on the grounds they are incapable of following instructions! MattWey77

8:36am Tue 15 Jan 13

sunny1966 says...

Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.
Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space. sunny1966

9:37am Tue 15 Jan 13

Dorset Boy says...

sunny1966 wrote:
Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.
Sunny1966. You sound like one of the know-it-all armchair experts. There is no system that can be designed to cope with the extreme weather conditions we have had recently. You can only alleviate a problem, it cannot be cured.Highway drainage systems go to soakaways. When ground is waterlogged in con junction with high water tables, where is the excess water going to go?. All is happening is that the problems is being passed further down the line, therefore putting other properties and roads at risk. If you, 'sunny1966' can come up with a workable answer, then you can call yourself God.
[quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.[/p][/quote]Sunny1966. You sound like one of the know-it-all armchair experts. There is no system that can be designed to cope with the extreme weather conditions we have had recently. You can only alleviate a problem, it cannot be cured.Highway drainage systems go to soakaways. When ground is waterlogged in con junction with high water tables, where is the excess water going to go?. All is happening is that the problems is being passed further down the line, therefore putting other properties and roads at risk. If you, 'sunny1966' can come up with a workable answer, then you can call yourself God. Dorset Boy

12:44pm Tue 15 Jan 13

stench says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
sunny1966 wrote: Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.
Sunny1966. You sound like one of the know-it-all armchair experts. There is no system that can be designed to cope with the extreme weather conditions we have had recently. You can only alleviate a problem, it cannot be cured.Highway drainage systems go to soakaways. When ground is waterlogged in con junction with high water tables, where is the excess water going to go?. All is happening is that the problems is being passed further down the line, therefore putting other properties and roads at risk. If you, 'sunny1966' can come up with a workable answer, then you can call yourself God.
Good job not everyone is so narrow minded!

If this was 1960, you'd probably say people were crazy for thinking we could send a man to the moon?

Money is the ONLY thing stopping roads from being maintaned and proper flood preventions being installed...
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.[/p][/quote]Sunny1966. You sound like one of the know-it-all armchair experts. There is no system that can be designed to cope with the extreme weather conditions we have had recently. You can only alleviate a problem, it cannot be cured.Highway drainage systems go to soakaways. When ground is waterlogged in con junction with high water tables, where is the excess water going to go?. All is happening is that the problems is being passed further down the line, therefore putting other properties and roads at risk. If you, 'sunny1966' can come up with a workable answer, then you can call yourself God.[/p][/quote]Good job not everyone is so narrow minded! If this was 1960, you'd probably say people were crazy for thinking we could send a man to the moon? Money is the ONLY thing stopping roads from being maintaned and proper flood preventions being installed... stench

1:08pm Tue 15 Jan 13

goonlinger says...

exocet wrote:
I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.
I hope you know the exact circumstances of this incident. It would be ignorant to start spouting your mouth over presumption.
[quote][p][bold]exocet[/bold] wrote: I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.[/p][/quote]I hope you know the exact circumstances of this incident. It would be ignorant to start spouting your mouth over presumption. goonlinger

1:45pm Tue 15 Jan 13

unexpected error says...

goonlinger wrote:
exocet wrote:
I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.
I hope you know the exact circumstances of this incident. It would be ignorant to start spouting your mouth over presumption.
Eh? I thought the article said the car drove into the flood water and that there are warning signs both ends. What else is there to know.
[quote][p][bold]goonlinger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]exocet[/bold] wrote: I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.[/p][/quote]I hope you know the exact circumstances of this incident. It would be ignorant to start spouting your mouth over presumption.[/p][/quote]Eh? I thought the article said the car drove into the flood water and that there are warning signs both ends. What else is there to know. unexpected error

1:56pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Get a grip says...

stench wrote:
Dorset Boy wrote:
sunny1966 wrote: Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.
Sunny1966. You sound like one of the know-it-all armchair experts. There is no system that can be designed to cope with the extreme weather conditions we have had recently. You can only alleviate a problem, it cannot be cured.Highway drainage systems go to soakaways. When ground is waterlogged in con junction with high water tables, where is the excess water going to go?. All is happening is that the problems is being passed further down the line, therefore putting other properties and roads at risk. If you, 'sunny1966' can come up with a workable answer, then you can call yourself God.
Good job not everyone is so narrow minded!

If this was 1960, you'd probably say people were crazy for thinking we could send a man to the moon?

Money is the ONLY thing stopping roads from being maintaned and proper flood preventions being installed...
Yes if you spent loads of money you can solve most things.

However we have for the moment run out money.

So do you want this problem solved or perhaps cutting back on education?
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: Why are we seeing the same old spots continually flooded and impassable year in year out !!! West Stafford, Lawrence of Arabia’s House, East Burton Lane, East Knighton on the A352. Dorset Highways have had years to come up with a solution to these hot spots, or should I say wet spots. There is no excuse what so ever for these roads to get into the state they do with the correct drain away systems in place. They will use every excuse in the book, water tables, adjacent farm land and high laying ground, its all total lies and nonsense. They should have KPIs set each year, as most businesses do, and be pulled up over their performance, or lack of it. Main routes should be kept clear at all times come hell or high water, yet these people are sat in the depot drinking tea or attending their Christmas party. The council will still be after your votes very soon, why, they achieve the square root of FA every year. Someone taking the chunky salary each year needs to be brought to book. Waste of space.[/p][/quote]Sunny1966. You sound like one of the know-it-all armchair experts. There is no system that can be designed to cope with the extreme weather conditions we have had recently. You can only alleviate a problem, it cannot be cured.Highway drainage systems go to soakaways. When ground is waterlogged in con junction with high water tables, where is the excess water going to go?. All is happening is that the problems is being passed further down the line, therefore putting other properties and roads at risk. If you, 'sunny1966' can come up with a workable answer, then you can call yourself God.[/p][/quote]Good job not everyone is so narrow minded! If this was 1960, you'd probably say people were crazy for thinking we could send a man to the moon? Money is the ONLY thing stopping roads from being maintaned and proper flood preventions being installed...[/p][/quote]Yes if you spent loads of money you can solve most things. However we have for the moment run out money. So do you want this problem solved or perhaps cutting back on education? Get a grip

2:24pm Tue 15 Jan 13

exocet says...

unexpected error wrote:
goonlinger wrote:
exocet wrote: I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.
I hope you know the exact circumstances of this incident. It would be ignorant to start spouting your mouth over presumption.
Eh? I thought the article said the car drove into the flood water and that there are warning signs both ends. What else is there to know.
Exactly.Flooded roads,warning signs,car in flood.Guilty,now lets just tar and feather the driver and move on.
[quote][p][bold]unexpected error[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goonlinger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]exocet[/bold] wrote: I hope this dozy driver gets sent a bill from the Fire and Rescue folk.There areenough signs around.[/p][/quote]I hope you know the exact circumstances of this incident. It would be ignorant to start spouting your mouth over presumption.[/p][/quote]Eh? I thought the article said the car drove into the flood water and that there are warning signs both ends. What else is there to know.[/p][/quote]Exactly.Flooded roads,warning signs,car in flood.Guilty,now lets just tar and feather the driver and move on. exocet

3:16pm Tue 15 Jan 13

CoogarUK.com says...

These idiots who continue to ignore 'Road Closed' signs should be left to their own devices when subsequently they get into difficulties.
These idiots who continue to ignore 'Road Closed' signs should be left to their own devices when subsequently they get into difficulties. CoogarUK.com

3:28pm Tue 15 Jan 13

stench says...

haha!

So you suggest education as the first?

What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment.

Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings!

Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...
haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor... stench

4:12pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Get a grip says...

stench wrote:
haha!

So you suggest education as the first?

What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment.

Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings!

Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...
Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...[/p][/quote]Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought. Get a grip

5:01pm Tue 15 Jan 13

stench says...

Get a grip wrote:
stench wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...
Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.
to someone who struggles to understand things that are not black & white, maybe ;)
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...[/p][/quote]Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.[/p][/quote]to someone who struggles to understand things that are not black & white, maybe ;) stench

8:03pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Get a grip says...

stench wrote:
Get a grip wrote:
stench wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...
Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.
to someone who struggles to understand things that are not black & white, maybe ;)
Your post only goes to prove my point.
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...[/p][/quote]Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.[/p][/quote]to someone who struggles to understand things that are not black & white, maybe ;)[/p][/quote]Your post only goes to prove my point. Get a grip

9:51am Wed 16 Jan 13

stench says...

Get a grip wrote:
stench wrote:
Get a grip wrote:
stench wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...
Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.
to someone who struggles to understand things that are not black & white, maybe ;)
Your post only goes to prove my point.
you few words only proves mine :)

Morning ;)
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: haha! So you suggest education as the first? What about cutting back things like the amount spent keeping the EU afloat. what about cutting back on the deadwood in Parliment. Many ways to save money. but the easy option is to ignore things like harbour walls, pot holes in roads. or from a business, just make people redundant. quick way to show savings! Sometimes you need to spend money to save money. no bigger local example than the Condor...[/p][/quote]Your post displays a complete lack of understanding and logical thought.[/p][/quote]to someone who struggles to understand things that are not black & white, maybe ;)[/p][/quote]Your post only goes to prove my point.[/p][/quote]you few words only proves mine :) Morning ;) stench

12:32pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Throckape says...

CoogarUK.com wrote:
These idiots who continue to ignore 'Road Closed' signs should be left to their own devices when subsequently they get into difficulties.
But ..but it only came up a few inches on a duck... ;)
[quote][p][bold]CoogarUK.com[/bold] wrote: These idiots who continue to ignore 'Road Closed' signs should be left to their own devices when subsequently they get into difficulties.[/p][/quote]But ..but it only came up a few inches on a duck... ;) Throckape

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