Motorists warned as heavy rain hits Dorset

Motorists warned as heavy rain hits Dorset

Motorists warned as heavy rain hits Dorset

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MOTORISTS are being urged to take care as heavy rain hits Dorset this morning.

Surface water is increasing in certain areas of Weymouth and Dorchester.

And one moped rider in the county town came off his vehicle due to a wet road.

A spokesman for Dorchester Police said: “Please take it easy as it’s slippery and there is a bit of standing water about in place.”

Forecasters say that the weather is likely to pick up later this afternoon, with sunshine and clouds.

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3:09pm Sat 2 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

It came, I saw - was I bovvered? No
It came, I saw - was I bovvered? No caapprentice
  • Score: 1

3:54pm Sat 2 Aug 14

annotater says...

A spokesman for Dorchester Police said: “Please take it easy as it’s slippery and there is a bit of standing water about in place.”
Did the Spokesman go to school and learn English grammar? I think not.
A spokesman for Dorchester Police said: “Please take it easy as it’s slippery and there is a bit of standing water about in place.” Did the Spokesman go to school and learn English grammar? I think not. annotater
  • Score: 2

5:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

Do you think the spokesman for Dorchester Police wants to be in an American cop drama: “let's take it easy out there".
Do you think the spokesman for Dorchester Police wants to be in an American cop drama: “let's take it easy out there". arlbergbahn
  • Score: 2

7:56am Sun 3 Aug 14

Atilla says...

When I learnt to drive many moons ago, one of the skills I absorbed was the ability to observe prevailing road conditions and drive accordingly. When did this change?
When I learnt to drive many moons ago, one of the skills I absorbed was the ability to observe prevailing road conditions and drive accordingly. When did this change? Atilla
  • Score: 2

8:24am Sun 3 Aug 14

vegit8 says...

How and when were these warnings promulgated?
The nature of weather is that it happens quite quickly, for example when driving between point A and point B it can rain (in varying amounts of intensity), the wind may blow (ditto) and so on.
Are we all so mindless that we need to be warned constantly?
I for one do not use my phone/tablet etc when driving and therefore will be blissfully unaware of pending doom.
How have I ever managed to survive until now!
How and when were these warnings promulgated? The nature of weather is that it happens quite quickly, for example when driving between point A and point B it can rain (in varying amounts of intensity), the wind may blow (ditto) and so on. Are we all so mindless that we need to be warned constantly? I for one do not use my phone/tablet etc when driving and therefore will be blissfully unaware of pending doom. How have I ever managed to survive until now! vegit8
  • Score: 3

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