Weather causes Dorset travel disruption

Flooding at Bournemouth Upper Gardens

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High winds and heavy rain caused travel disruption during the morning rush hour around Dorset.

A woman and four children were rescued by firefighters when their car became trapped in rising flood waters.

A boat was used in the operation to rescue the group in the village of Mappowder, near Sherborne, at about 08:00 BST. No-one was injured.

Elsewhere, the B3162 near Beaminster was partially closed following a landslip.

Surface water on roads caused problems in Bournemouth and Poole, with the A35 Poole Road, Wallisdown Road and Lower Blandford Rd affected.

Winds of up to 55mph were recorded on the Isle of Portland on Monday.

As of 20:00 BST on Sunday, Hurn, in Dorset, had recorded the highest level of rainfall in the country.

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