Dorset

A35 near Dorchester closed eastbound after flooding

A stretch of the A35 near Dorchester been closed because of deep floodwater on the road.

The carriageway has been shut eastbound at Bradford Peverell between the A37 and the A354 Weymouth Relief Road.

The road is submerged in water for a distance of 50m (165ft), Dorset Police said.

Police urged motorists to avoid the area as the section of road road was likely to remain closed for several hours.

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The force said the westbound carriageway remained open with only a small amount of surface water, but urged motorists to take extra care.

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