Updated: road closure news

THE A35 at Winterbourne Abbas is still shut due to flooding from the recent deluge of rain.

The A3066 Beaminster tunnel also remains closed, a Dorset Police spokesman said.

Local authority emergency planning departments are working to evacuate residents from flooded homes as required.

Temporary traffic lights remain in place on the A37 by the Charminster junction causing significant tailbacks in both directions.

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9:12am Tue 10 Jul 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Charmister - new place in Dorset?
Charmister - new place in Dorset? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

11:27am Tue 10 Jul 12

thetiger says...

Must be like the other new place on the coast road, 'Portis Ham'. Or at least thats what Wessex FM calls it.
Must be like the other new place on the coast road, 'Portis Ham'. Or at least thats what Wessex FM calls it. thetiger

5:13pm Tue 10 Jul 12

hellojohn says...

I've driven through a number of 'road closed' signs over the past 2 days, and have found empty, unflooded roads. Portesham, Winterbourne Abbas, and the A35 between there and Dorchester to name but a few. I know services are stretched by the exceptional weather conditions, but why are so many routes 'closed' unnecessarily?
I've driven through a number of 'road closed' signs over the past 2 days, and have found empty, unflooded roads. Portesham, Winterbourne Abbas, and the A35 between there and Dorchester to name but a few. I know services are stretched by the exceptional weather conditions, but why are so many routes 'closed' unnecessarily? hellojohn

5:18pm Tue 10 Jul 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

hellojohn
I expect that they are leaving the signs so that they don't have to put them out the next time we have a downpour (:o))
hellojohn I expect that they are leaving the signs so that they don't have to put them out the next time we have a downpour (:o)) IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

5:24pm Tue 10 Jul 12

hellojohn says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
hellojohn I expect that they are leaving the signs so that they don't have to put them out the next time we have a downpour (:o))
Good point.........looks like there's more to come!
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: hellojohn I expect that they are leaving the signs so that they don't have to put them out the next time we have a downpour (:o))[/p][/quote]Good point.........looks like there's more to come! hellojohn

10:40pm Wed 11 Jul 12

Desk24 says...

Travel on Thursday seems a bit dangerous with rain forecast.
Travel on Thursday seems a bit dangerous with rain forecast. Desk24

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