UPDATE: A35 closed in both directions

The A35 is closed again in both directions between Dorchester and Bridport due to heavy rainfall today.

It is likely to remain closed until Sunday.

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10:39am Sat 14 Jul 12

terra firma says...

This puts a whole new meaning to the phrase TRUNK ROAD - you need to wear trunks to use it!
This puts a whole new meaning to the phrase TRUNK ROAD - you need to wear trunks to use it! terra firma
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11:03am Sat 14 Jul 12

oldbrock says...

terra firma wrote:
This puts a whole new meaning to the phrase TRUNK ROAD - you need to wear trunks to use it!
had a good chuckle at that!, it'll suit "MR" ohcetesrod as us from "200 miles away" that insist on "hijacking local stories", the road will act as a moat, keeping us out!
[quote][p][bold]terra firma[/bold] wrote: This puts a whole new meaning to the phrase TRUNK ROAD - you need to wear trunks to use it![/p][/quote]had a good chuckle at that!, it'll suit "MR" ohcetesrod as us from "200 miles away" that insist on "hijacking local stories", the road will act as a moat, keeping us out! oldbrock
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11:51am Sat 14 Jul 12

snowleopard says...

Wasn't shut at 11.20!
Wasn't shut at 11.20! snowleopard
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3:43pm Sat 14 Jul 12

thetiger says...

The Echo states the road is closed in both directions.

Wessex FM say it's fully open both directions.

The Highways Agency state the road is closed eastbound and open west bound.

Every source has a different take on wether it's open or closed. Take your pick!
The Echo states the road is closed in both directions. Wessex FM say it's fully open both directions. The Highways Agency state the road is closed eastbound and open west bound. Every source has a different take on wether it's open or closed. Take your pick! thetiger
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3:55pm Sat 14 Jul 12

wessex-andy says...

I picked the coast road and got through OK.
I picked the coast road and got through OK. wessex-andy
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4:47pm Sat 14 Jul 12

nevercantell says...

traveled from bridport to weymouth on31 bus 9am & back to bridport at 3pm went through winterbourne both ways no problem
traveled from bridport to weymouth on31 bus 9am & back to bridport at 3pm went through winterbourne both ways no problem nevercantell
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5:10pm Sat 14 Jul 12

thetiger says...

Now it's open...

Now it's closed...

Now it's open...

Now it's closed...

Oh no it's not!

Oh yes it is!

I'm confused.
Now it's open... Now it's closed... Now it's open... Now it's closed... Oh no it's not! Oh yes it is! I'm confused. thetiger
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7:51pm Sat 14 Jul 12

grumpyoldmen says...

This is ridiculous,we have travelled from Dorchester to Bridport both ways today in the morning and in the afternoon.There is no flood just a puddle.Two men have been sitting in 2 vans all day watching the traffic lights and the traffic with bollards out closing a lane of traffic because no one can come out from the highways agency and open the road officially.In Bridport they have warning signs up and bollards across the road...someone needs to get a life and get things sorted.The businesses in Winterbourne Abbas must be really fed up with little traffic and for no reason.
This is ridiculous,we have travelled from Dorchester to Bridport both ways today in the morning and in the afternoon.There is no flood just a puddle.Two men have been sitting in 2 vans all day watching the traffic lights and the traffic with bollards out closing a lane of traffic because no one can come out from the highways agency and open the road officially.In Bridport they have warning signs up and bollards across the road...someone needs to get a life and get things sorted.The businesses in Winterbourne Abbas must be really fed up with little traffic and for no reason. grumpyoldmen
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8:25pm Mon 16 Jul 12

motoringmike says...

Here is copy of an email I have sent to the Highways Agency today

"Re -Winterbourne Abbas A35 road closure .
The road at Winterbourne Abbas was recently closed due to severe flooding . This was justified at the time however it remained closed even after the floods had subsided .
The dates I am referring to are 12 ,13 14 15 July . There was only minor surface water( away from houses ) and traffic could have been controlled by speed limits or traffic light as appropriate . Indeed much traffic was ignoring your road closure signs and negotiating the road with no problem .
The chaos and inconvenience to surrounding area due to unnecessary closure was impressive .

I travelled to the West Country on Saturday . To the West of Winterbourne Abbas there was a hold up due to a set of traffic lights by a section of road with water at the edge of it . The traffic could have been two way there .
By the way there was Eastbound traffic using the road even though your website said the road was closed !!

On my return on Sunday , matrix signs on the M5 and at Honiton displayed that the A35 was closed after Bridport . It was not . Your web site also said it was closed .

Today , 16th July , our local radio said that the A35 open " even though the Highways Agency web site says it is closed ".

I and others in Dorset have lost all faith in the HA . It has appeared incompetent , able to close roads but not to take action to re-open them as soon as possible , and unable to give accurate information .

I await your comments with interest .
Here is copy of an email I have sent to the Highways Agency today "Re -Winterbourne Abbas A35 road closure . The road at Winterbourne Abbas was recently closed due to severe flooding . This was justified at the time however it remained closed even after the floods had subsided . The dates I am referring to are 12 ,13 14 15 July . There was only minor surface water( away from houses ) and traffic could have been controlled by speed limits or traffic light as appropriate . Indeed much traffic was ignoring your road closure signs and negotiating the road with no problem . The chaos and inconvenience to surrounding area due to unnecessary closure was impressive . I travelled to the West Country on Saturday . To the West of Winterbourne Abbas there was a hold up due to a set of traffic lights by a section of road with water at the edge of it . The traffic could have been two way there . By the way there was Eastbound traffic using the road even though your website said the road was closed !! On my return on Sunday , matrix signs on the M5 and at Honiton displayed that the A35 was closed after Bridport . It was not . Your web site also said it was closed . Today , 16th July , our local radio said that the A35 open " even though the Highways Agency web site says it is closed ". I and others in Dorset have lost all faith in the HA . It has appeared incompetent , able to close roads but not to take action to re-open them as soon as possible , and unable to give accurate information . I await your comments with interest . motoringmike
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