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SNOW LATEST: Traffic chaos easing but fears for more ice overnight

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Digital Projects Coordinator

SNOW, freezing rain and ice are still causing traffic chaos across Dorset with fears it could get worse as wet roads freeze.

Dorset Police are warning people not to travel but stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.

In Bournemouth, where heavy rain has washed away much of the snow, gritters are on standby to go out as soon as temperatures drop below freezing.

Latest weather forecasts

Dorset County Council gritters are focusing their efforts on priority routes, especially in the west of the county.

They are being assisted by local farmers using snowploughs fitted to their tractors.

Once priority routes are clear, farmers will be stood down and gritters will work to clear all other salting routes.

The county council expects it will take up to 24 hours to get the whole network open.

Latest traffic news

Buses, planes and trains are all operating, although to a revised timetable. Some roads are still only passable with extreme care and the hills around Ashley Cross are closed to traffic.

South West Trains are running a revised and reduced service on the Weymouth-Bournemouth-London line. For full details, visit their website .

A severe weather warning, predicting widespread ice, is in force for tonight and tomorrow morning.

The north and west of the county were worst hit this morning, getting the fringes of a very heavy band of snow forecast for Somerset.

Readers reported two inches of snow over Lytchett Minster in the 45 minutes, with roads described as "impassable."

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The latest on Wilts and Dorset buses.

You can get the full list of closed roads, gritting updates, and where your nearest salt bin is in our snow section. Let us know what it's like where you are in the comments.

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