POLICE are warning motorists to pack smart before driving in heat after a vehicle broke down in Dorset.

This afternoon, police were called to reports of a broken down vehicle on the A30 eastbound from Babylon Hill by the Bradford Abbas junction.

The warning comes after the county has been experiencing temperatures into the high 20s since Saturday.

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: "We received a report at 1.37pm on Wednesday 21 July 2021 of a broken down vehicle on the eastbound carriageway of the A30 at Babylon Hill near Yeovil.

"The vehicle was recovered and the road was cleared at around 3.25pm.

"This is also a gentle reminder that in this heat please remember to keep plenty of water and a blanket, or an umbrella for shade should you break down."