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Dorset Floods: Roads blocked as more weather warnings issued for rain and wind

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 25, 2012

The Fire Service spent the night rescuing people from flood water (Photo: DFRS)

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Flooding has caused chaos on Dorset's roads - as wind and rain swept across the county last night.

Several roads are blocked with flood water - and The Environment Agency has issued a yellow weather warning today for both rain and strong winds.

The A35 became blocked both directions at Bere Regis, at the junction with Mordon Park Corner, while the A37 at Grimstone at the junction with the A356 Dorchester Road has also been blocked.

The A352 is flooded in both directions between the East Knighton Lane junction in Winfrith Newburgh and the A353 junction in Warmwell.

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A landslide at North Street, Beaminster had blocked traffic - but the incident was cleared last night.

East Stoke has also been flooded at the A30, while Bishop's Caundle and Cann Common are also flooded.

Late last night, flood warnings were put in place on most of Dorset's rivers.

The Environment Agency issued flood warnings on The Upper Frome from Maiden Newton to East Stoke - through Dorchester, The Lower Stour at Redhill and Wheatplot Home Sites, The Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch, The Middle Stour between Sturmisnter Newtown and Sturminster Marshall, The Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham and The Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Further heavy rain is expected to affect parts of England.

"Given existing levels of saturation, the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding.

"Gales to severe gale force westerly winds or southwesterly winds are expected to set in suddenly across some southern parts of England overnight and into Sunday.

"The public should be aware of difficult driving conditions and risk of damage to trees."

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