MISSING BOY: George Pugh-Sargent has been found. Latest here.
@Bournemouthecho I can smell the wareham fire from Mudeford 18 miles away— @Umbertobaggio 01 September 2014
There's currently a live blog on the website of our sister paper, the Dorset Echo, concerning the search for 11-year-old George Pugh-Sargent
We've just received a statement from Viridor, the company which owns the Wareham landfill site currently ablaze:
"Viridor confirms that the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service are still at the Trigon landfill site at Bere Lane, Wareham, Dorset working to extinguish the fire on the landfill.
"The fire has now been contained and is being controlled with 2 water carriers and 2 high volume pumps. A large quantity of sand is also being used.
"Craig Baker, Area Manager for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, has stated that whilst the fire is now contained it is likely to take several days to fully suppress.
"Dan Cooke, director of external affairs for Viridor, said: 'Viridor staff are working closely with the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, and our staff have visited local residents and businesses to explain the situation.
'We will continue to keep local people affected by the fire updated with the situation.'"
Just spoken to the Coastguard, who have confirmed they continue to search for missing 11-year-old George Pugh-Sargent. We're all hoping he's found safe and well extremely soon.
Looks like it's finally starting to ease up out there as rush hour comes to an end. It's still slow in the area but the incident has been downgraded to 'moderate' on our traffic feed.
The traffic situation in and around Wallisdown is still being described as "severe".
It's very slow on Wallisdown Road itself in both directions between Wallisdown Roundabout and Boundary Roundabout.
All lanes have been re-opened but there's xongestion to Mannings Heath Roundabout and on the A347 southbound to the Victoria Park Road junction.
Bournemouth: Wallisdown Road has reopened following earlier collision. Delays remain.— @TravelDorset 01 September 2014
We've just heard that it's very busy along Glenferness Avenue in Bournemouth at the moment because of the collision. Drivers saying it's "nose to tail"
16:20 Misssing person search Ringstead Bay. Areas cleared with @dorsetpolice and #HMcoastguard enquiries continue.— @NPAS_Winfrith 01 September 2014
WAREHAM FIRE: We've just had this from Purbeck Disrtrict COuncil:
Councillor Barry Quinn, Deputy Leader and Emergency Planning Spokesperson of Purbeck District Council, said: “The District Council sympathises with residents who are affected by the smoke from the Trigon landfill fire and recommends that people follow the advice issued by Dorset Fire & Rescue Service, which is to close windows until the situation has resolved.
There is potential that the smoke in the area could appear to worsen this evening due to weather conditions. We do not believe that the smoke is hazardous but due to the weather conditions people may be able to smell the smoke some distance from the fire.’
MISSING BOY: A police search is underway after a missing 11-year-old boy. He was last seen near the car park and café at Ringstead Bay. Full story here
Wimborne Road is very slow through the roadworks, according to our traffic feed
Long delays on Canford Way, Wallisdown Road and surrounding routes in Bournemouth due to ongoing incident at Wallisdown Rd. (@bournemouthbc)— @TravelDorset 01 September 2014
An update on the road closure, which is from Alton Road to the Alder Road roundabout. Traffic is being diverted down Alton Road. Buses are being diverted at Boundary Road.
WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT: Another picture we've been sent back from the scene. You can read the latest in our story here
Emergency services on the scene of a serious RTC on Wallisdown Rd involving a motorcycle @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/AZSpcAk3i1— @SallyDailyEcho 01 September 2014
Emergency services on the scene of a serious RTC on Wallisdown Rd involving a motorcycle @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/GsRfafnG3T— @SallyDailyEcho 01 September 2014
Road will be closed for several hours, we're being told. Please avoid.
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