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Flooding closes roads in West Dorset

By DavidBol  |  Posted: February 11, 2013

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Flood warnings have been issued for roads in West Dorset

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Flooding is continuing to cause problems on roads in West Dorset this morning.

The A352 is flooded in both directions between Wool and Warmwell - causing sever delays, while The West Stafford Bypass is again closed in both directions at West Stafford.

There is also flooding causing disruption in both directions on the B3157 at Burton Bradstock, between Bredy Road and Shadrach.

Yesterday, the Environment Agency issued flood warnings on The River Frome between Dorchester and Wareham, The River Char, The River Wey and there is still a threat of groundwater flooding in The South Winterbourne Valley.

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An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "Levels on the River Frome have risen sharply during the day, and will continue overnight.

"Flooding is likely to be confined to only the most vulnerable properties.

"Levels are likely to continue rising gradually with more rainfall forecast during the middle of next week."

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

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

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

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