THE A35 has been re-opened westbound between Dorchester and Bridport, says the Highway Agency.

The road had been closed since the weekend due to extensive flooding in the Winterbourne Abbas area.

The flow of traffic on the westbound route will be controlled with temporary traffic lights and a temporary speed limit of 30 mph will be in place.

The eastbound route, from Bridport to Dorchester, remains closed.

The reopening of the road means the Olympic Torch Relay can stick to its scheduled route through Dorset this afternoon.