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Severe disruption: A31 Dorset eastbound

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A31 Dorset eastbound severe disruption, between A350 Poole Road and A349.

A31 Dorset - A31 closed eastbound between Roundhouse Roundabout in Sturminster Marshall and Merley Roundabout in Wimborne, because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - Eastbound: follow the hollow circle symbol. Exit at the A350, take the 3rd exit and travel south to the A35 roundabout - take the first exit and travel east, merge onto A350 south to Poole, join the A349 north to re-join A31. Westbound: follow the hollow.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A35 Dorset westbound

BBC News Travel

A35 Dorset westbound severe accident, before B3059 Purewell Cross Road.

A35 Dorset - A35 Christchurch By Pass in Christchurch blocked and stationary westbound before the B3059 Purewell Cross Road junction, because of an accident and a fuel spillage.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Dorset Jurassic Skyline attraction comes down

Deconstruction work has started on the Jurassic Skyline tower in Weymouth.
Since it was built in 2012, almost three quarters of a million people have taken a ride on the Jurassic Skyline to enjoy  panoramic views of the Dorset coast and landscape.

But with declining visitor numbers in recent years,the operator Merlin Entertainments said that the £3.5 million Weymouth attraction is no longer financially viable, so it's been sold to an overseas company. 

Two years ago a mechanical failure resulted in 14 people including an 11 week old baby getting stuck for several hours in the rotating gondola at the top of the tower. The group was winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.

The permanent closure of the Jurassic Skyline was announced in August this year. Residents and visitors have expressed mixed feelings to BBC Radio Solent reporter Laurence Herdman about its demise.

The site will be cleared and made suitable for car parking. Depending on winter weather interruptions work is expected to be completed by the end of February 2020. Weymouth peninsula will remain open throughout the work with alternative pedestrian access put in place as necessary.