Broken down vehicle on A354 causing delays

Dorset Echo: Broken down vehicle on A354 causing delays Broken down vehicle on A354 causing delays

There are considerable delays after a vehicle broke down on the A354 between Weymouth and Dorchester. The vehicle has now been recovered but traffic is very slow moving on the Weymouth relief road.

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11:20am Fri 23 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Picture doesn't look like the A354 that I know, none of the road between Weymouth n Dorchester is dual carriageway!
Perhaps the Echo have had the road moved to the east of the county where they do have these modern marvels called 'dual carriageways'!
Picture doesn't look like the A354 that I know, none of the road between Weymouth n Dorchester is dual carriageway! Perhaps the Echo have had the road moved to the east of the county where they do have these modern marvels called 'dual carriageways'! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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4:16pm Fri 23 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
Picture doesn't look like the A354 that I know, none of the road between Weymouth n Dorchester is dual carriageway!
Perhaps the Echo have had the road moved to the east of the county where they do have these modern marvels called 'dual carriageways'!
Um, that's the bit at the top of the Ridgeway. The sign saying "Welcome to Weymouth & Portland" is a bit of a clue, perhaps.
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: Picture doesn't look like the A354 that I know, none of the road between Weymouth n Dorchester is dual carriageway! Perhaps the Echo have had the road moved to the east of the county where they do have these modern marvels called 'dual carriageways'![/p][/quote]Um, that's the bit at the top of the Ridgeway. The sign saying "Welcome to Weymouth & Portland" is a bit of a clue, perhaps. arlbergbahn
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7:03pm Fri 23 May 14

punkliz says...

That bit of road doesn't constitute a dual carriageway. A dual carriageway is made up of two lanes in each direction. The 'inside' lane is for slow moving vehicles e.g heavy lorries, going up the hill, thus leaving a carriageway clear for other, faster vehicles to overtake.
That bit of road doesn't constitute a dual carriageway. A dual carriageway is made up of two lanes in each direction. The 'inside' lane is for slow moving vehicles e.g heavy lorries, going up the hill, thus leaving a carriageway clear for other, faster vehicles to overtake. punkliz
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12:00am Sat 24 May 14

Billy1mate says...

punkliz wrote:
That bit of road doesn't constitute a dual carriageway. A dual carriageway is made up of two lanes in each direction. The 'inside' lane is for slow moving vehicles e.g heavy lorries, going up the hill, thus leaving a carriageway clear for other, faster vehicles to overtake.
That's the theory of the dual lane northbound out of Weymouth. Most of the time it is the near side lane +1mph.
[quote][p][bold]punkliz[/bold] wrote: That bit of road doesn't constitute a dual carriageway. A dual carriageway is made up of two lanes in each direction. The 'inside' lane is for slow moving vehicles e.g heavy lorries, going up the hill, thus leaving a carriageway clear for other, faster vehicles to overtake.[/p][/quote]That's the theory of the dual lane northbound out of Weymouth. Most of the time it is the near side lane +1mph. Billy1mate
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11:05am Sat 24 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

arlbergbahn
They have changed the picture, the original one showed lots of trees either side of the dual carriage road. There are no trees at the ridgeway.
arlbergbahn They have changed the picture, the original one showed lots of trees either side of the dual carriage road. There are no trees at the ridgeway. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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4:05pm Thu 29 May 14

Diesel Dog says...

Why does it take so long to move a broken down vehicle causing huge queues. I've seen it time after time. If 4 to 5 Truck drivers can bump start a 17 ton trucks by pushing them, if they had enough air in them what could a high powered car pull.
Where is PC Geoff Capes Junior
Why does it take so long to move a broken down vehicle causing huge queues. I've seen it time after time. If 4 to 5 Truck drivers can bump start a 17 ton trucks by pushing them, if they had enough air in them what could a high powered car pull. Where is PC Geoff Capes Junior Diesel Dog
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