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Dorset Floods: Weather warnings still in place after stormy weekend

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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Rain and wind brought a tree down in Eccliffe, Gillingham yesterday (Picture: George Jeans Mere)

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A yellow weather warning is still in place in Dorset today, as heavy showers are expected to add to the weekend's flooding.

Flooding is causing tailbacks on some Dorset roads this morning.

Standing water on the A35 and A37 is slowing traffic, but most roads are clear.

The C13 High Shaftesbury Road is closed in both directions after a landslide yesterday. The road is shut between the White Pit Lane junction and the B3081 junction.

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Flooding is affecting traffic in both directions on the A352 at Winfrith Newburgh between the B3071 Station Road and the Water Lane junction.

There is also flooding on minor roads at Charminster and at Grimstone near Dorchester.

Strong gusts brought down trees yesterday, across North Dorset and The Blackmore Vale.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Dorset today, with heavy showers expected to last unitl 6pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Heavy showers are expected to affect the area during Monday.

"Given the saturated nature of the ground, the public should be aware of the possibility of further flooding and disruption to travel."

The Environment Agency still has flood warnings on the River Char, The Winterbourne Valley near Dorchester, the River Frome from Maiden Newton, through Dorchester to Wareham, The River Stour from Sturminster Newton to Christchurch and The River Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch.

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Click here for the latest Dorset weather forecast.

Take a look at our photo gallery of flooding in Dorchester.

Take a look at our photo gallery of flooding in Blandford Forum.

Have a look at video footage of flooding in Blandford and Dorchester.

Click below to keep up to date with flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency.

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