THERE was relief for drivers on Sunday evening when Poole's Blandford Road re-opened to northbound traffic.

Emergency sewer repairs near Turlin Moor had left a stretch of the road closed since Thursday.

The work had combined with roadworks on the Upton Bypass to make travelling a misery for residents commuters through Hamworthy.

But Wessex Water said the road remained closed southbound for water supply work.

A statement from the company said: "Blandford Road, Poole, has this evening (Sunday) re-opened northbound following emergency sewer repairs.

"Wessex Water worked throughout the weekend and during the night to carry out the work.

"The road remains closed southbound for the ongoing water supply work."