Updated: latest on flooded roads

FLOOD water is continuing to wreak havoc for motorists with a number of roads in the area still shut.

The A35 between the A3066 and the A37 is closed but is expected to re-open from 11pm tonight.

The A35 is shut from Dorchester to Winterborne Abbas and it is unknown when it will re-open again.

The A3066 is closed at Beaminster Tunnel due to debris on the road following heavy rain and will remain closed until it is cleared.

In Dorchester, the Old Sherborne Road has been shut between Loders Garage and Slyers Lane following the severe wet weather.

The B3159 from Martinstown to Winterborne Steepleton is shut due to flooding.

On the A37, the junction of the access road to Bradford Peverell is closed due to flooding.

The road is shut from Came Down to Winterborne Heringston Road at Heringston House and it is unknown how long it will be closed for.

The road to Muckleford from the junction of the A37 to Muckleford Crossroads is due to re-open this afternoon.

In Bradford Peverell, the road going through the village has been closed on both sides. A Dorset Police spokesman said cars had been getting stuck in the main village street.

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4:45pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Desk24 says...

More rain on Wednesday.
More rain on Wednesday. Desk24
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6:16pm Mon 9 Jul 12

jobeana says...

We're in Winterborne Monkton and the road has been a fast running river since Sunday lunchtime when the Winterbornes burst their banks. The road was closed by police yesterday evening but people keep driving through the barrier in a desperate attempt to get to Martinstown & Winterborne Abbas. I wouldn't attempt it. We've been trapped at home because the only things that can get through are sturdy 4x4's - It's knee deep and running with such a current that Kyakers have now turned up to have a go in whitewater!
We're in Winterborne Monkton and the road has been a fast running river since Sunday lunchtime when the Winterbornes burst their banks. The road was closed by police yesterday evening but people keep driving through the barrier in a desperate attempt to get to Martinstown & Winterborne Abbas. I wouldn't attempt it. We've been trapped at home because the only things that can get through are sturdy 4x4's - It's knee deep and running with such a current that Kyakers have now turned up to have a go in whitewater! jobeana
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9:48pm Mon 9 Jul 12

ksmain says...

There were idiots on the A354 going up the Ridgeway turning round this morning when they saw the queue to Dorchester. Dont know where they thought of going seeing as all the other local roads were shut.
There were idiots on the A354 going up the Ridgeway turning round this morning when they saw the queue to Dorchester. Dont know where they thought of going seeing as all the other local roads were shut. ksmain
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9:02am Tue 10 Jul 12

Jello Biafra says...

One CRAZZY Summer!!
One CRAZZY Summer!! Jello Biafra
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