A SPEEDBOAT which blocked a road causing a problem for motorists has now been cleared.

Police received reports of an obstruction at Monkeys Jump roundabout near Dorchester at 1.10pm today.

A spokesman said the 16ft speedboat had become detached from a trailer and was on the road.

She said the driver of the vehicle towing it wasn't aware at first that it had come off.

He came back to the scene shortly afterwards.

Police directed traffic and a recovery vehicle was brought in.

The boat, which partially blocked the exit towards Poundbury, was recovered by 2.20pm.