VIDEO: Dorset battered once again as more wet weather misery strikes after Christmas chaos

Bournemouth Echo: Stapehill Road at Hampreston, near Ferndown is flooded Stapehill Road at Hampreston, near Ferndown is flooded

DORSET has been battered by heavy rain and winds again after a brief respite from severe weather on Boxing Day.

Parts of the Avon Causeway are flooded and there is surface water on many streets and roads around Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.

B3078 Cranborne Road Colehill, Wimborne Minster was blocked both ways earlier due to flooding

Stapehill Road, Hampreston near Ferndown is also still believed to be flooded today.

And the A341 Magna Road is blocked due to flooding between King John Avenue, Bournemouth and Arrowsmith Road, Wimborne near Canford Magna Village.

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Debris from trees is also causing some blockages on the roads although there are no major delays so far this morning.

Bournemouth Council footage of Iford Bridge evacuation on Christmas Day

Water levels on the River Stour at Iford are significantly lower than Christmas Day evacuation levels and a severe flood warning from the Environment Agency for Iford Bridge Home Park and Beaulieu Garden Park Home site has been downgraded.

There are still flood warnings and alerts in place for a number of other locations across Dorset including the Lower Stour at Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch, Jumpers, Canford and Redhill, and the Middle Stour from Sturminster Newton to Sturminster Marshall and the Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham.

South West Trains will today run a revised timetable due to major engineering work at London Waterloo.

This work will affect services throughout the South West Trains area and all passengers should check their journey details before travelling, spokesperson said.

Trains to Weymouth will run to and from London Waterloo but make additional stops with longer journey times. Some services will start earlier than normal from London Waterloo.

Bournemouth Echo:

An Audi which has been broken down in flood waters at Magna Road for three days

A spokesperson said: "Following the adverse weather experienced across the South of England on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December when over 140 trees fell and there was flooding at nine separate locations, maintenance teams have worked through Christmas Day and Boxing Day to carry out repairs.

"Most routes are now running, there has been some delay to services while routes have been re-checked for obstructions."

Yesterday, residents from Iford returned to their flood-hit homes to assess the damage.

Bournemouth Echo:

Motorists still trying navigate flooded Magna Road near Canford School

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning which remains in place until 9pm on Friday for heavy rain.

A spokesperson said: “Spells of rain affecting the UK late Thursday and Friday are expected to be heavy at times with 10 to 20 mm expected to fall quite widely.

“Locally in excess of 30 mm is likely over parts of Wales, Northern Ireland and southern England by mid-morning whilst more than 40 mm are expected over parts of Scotland and northern England.

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, especially where ground is already saturated and where high winds are combined with heavy rainfall.”

The chief forecaster said: “Another deep area of low pressure developing over the Atlantic Ocean will bring another spell of wet and windy weather across the UK as it tracks northeastwards past northwestern Britain later on Thursday and during Friday.

“Relative to recent storms that have affected the UK, Friday's depression is looking less intense and the extent of associated impacts are currently thought to be less severe. However, at this stage there remain some uncertainties concerning the track and depth of this storm and this warning will be re-assessed and updated on Boxing Day.”

Simon Parker, emergency planning officer at Dorset County Council said: “For us the majority of the problems came on Christmas Eve although Christmas Day it has impacted on the Bournemouth side.

“We were dealing with the area around Ferndown with the caravan parks on Christmas Day and managed to re-house about 30 of them but a lot of them ended up going to a local furniture store - David Phipps - before they were taken back to the day centre overnight.

“One farmer had around 130 sheep washed away down the Stour and services helped to deal with that, collecting the sheep down the River Stour.

“The rain that is forecast for Friday is going to be fairly intense, falling onto already saturated land and the effects of this could mean the situation worsens because of that.

“Where there are already swollen rivers and the ground is saturated, this could mean a repeat of what we have seen.

"It's a situation which is being closely monitored by all our staff and I would like to thank them for their efforts this week.”

Many Dorset and New Forest residents remained without power yesterday with Scottish and Southern Energy working into Boxing Day night to restore power to customers.

A spokesperson for Southern Electric Power Distribution saoid: "Teams began work at first light this morning, continuing the efforts to restore power to customers affected by the storm conditions over the Christmas period.

"Good progress is being made with all customers expected to have their electricity supplies restored by the end of today.

"There are currently 1800 homes still without electricity in rural areas where access has proved particularly challenging and working conditions in areas where existing flooding continues to hamper the restoration efforts."

Around 175 homes in the New Forest are still waiting to be reconnected and 20 in Poole.

Director of Distribution Stuart Hogarth said: "We would like to thank customers for their continued patience while our teams continue their work in these areas where homes are still without electricity.

"We are confident that electricity will be restored to these homes today and we will not stop working until every customer is reconnected. Conditions continue to be challenging for our teams, particularly in areas where flooding makes access difficult."

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11:01am Thu 26 Dec 13

nobull says...

Strange frosty pic?????????????/
Strange frosty pic?????????????/ nobull

11:54am Thu 26 Dec 13

Rikaroony says...

Wait for it......
" Frosted Windscreen HORROR"
Wait for it...... " Frosted Windscreen HORROR" Rikaroony

2:56pm Thu 26 Dec 13

madras says...

Frosty windscreen MISERY

Added an extra few minutes to my journey

Gold cold hands defrosting it

Cost of de-icer rising

Broke a nail scraping off this ice

When will someone do something about this misery inflicted on us???
Frosty windscreen MISERY Added an extra few minutes to my journey Gold cold hands defrosting it Cost of de-icer rising Broke a nail scraping off this ice When will someone do something about this misery inflicted on us??? madras

3:21pm Thu 26 Dec 13

DemonDiva says...

Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.
Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged. DemonDiva

3:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

elaine191261 says...

There was a frost here early this morning
There was a frost here early this morning elaine191261

5:03pm Thu 26 Dec 13

targen1683 says...

DemonDiva wrote:
Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.
my visions fine..the rest of the car is clean and its being sprayed with de icer.....
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.[/p][/quote]my visions fine..the rest of the car is clean and its being sprayed with de icer..... targen1683

6:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

nobull says...

DemonDiva wrote:
Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.
THE ROOF IS FROSTY ,The can is de-icer. Front page news or what
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.[/p][/quote]THE ROOF IS FROSTY ,The can is de-icer. Front page news or what nobull

1:40am Fri 27 Dec 13

whataboutthat says...

Hey it's raining. If it was colder it would be snow. Get over it.
PS Don't live near a river if you don't fancy a flood now and then. Basil - get me my medication...
Hey it's raining. If it was colder it would be snow. Get over it. PS Don't live near a river if you don't fancy a flood now and then. Basil - get me my medication... whataboutthat

8:59am Fri 27 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

the overuse of the word "MISERY" is getting tedious. we are not a miserable nation. we get on with whatever life throws at us. if it rains, we dry our washing indoors. we use our windscreen wipers. we wear a coat.
the word "MISERY applies to someone who is chained to a wall in a rat infested cellar , on a diet of gruel. Please Echo. cut out the "MISERY"
the overuse of the word "MISERY" is getting tedious. we are not a miserable nation. we get on with whatever life throws at us. if it rains, we dry our washing indoors. we use our windscreen wipers. we wear a coat. the word "MISERY applies to someone who is chained to a wall in a rat infested cellar , on a diet of gruel. Please Echo. cut out the "MISERY" live-and-let-live

11:18am Fri 27 Dec 13

TinyLegacy says...

Misery hits Dorset as the Echo over-uses the word 'Misery'.
Misery hits Dorset as the Echo over-uses the word 'Misery'. TinyLegacy

11:19am Fri 27 Dec 13

Huey says...

DemonDiva wrote:
Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.
Hahaha perhaps you need a brain, I'm guessing you don't drive and have never de-iced a car. Hahaha
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.[/p][/quote]Hahaha perhaps you need a brain, I'm guessing you don't drive and have never de-iced a car. Hahaha Huey

12:02pm Fri 27 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

DemonDiva wrote:
Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.
I'd never have thought to use deicer to clear mud off of my car. I'll have to try it next time...
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.[/p][/quote]I'd never have thought to use deicer to clear mud off of my car. I'll have to try it next time... speedy231278

12:03pm Fri 27 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

nobull wrote:
DemonDiva wrote:
Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.
THE ROOF IS FROSTY ,The can is de-icer. Front page news or what
Families in HORROR as windscreens freeze causing misery for thousands!
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: Perhaps some of you need glasses. That windscreen isn't frosted - it's dirty water marks from where the car was submerged.[/p][/quote]THE ROOF IS FROSTY ,The can is de-icer. Front page news or what[/p][/quote]Families in HORROR as windscreens freeze causing misery for thousands! speedy231278

4:00pm Fri 27 Dec 13

hampreston harriet says...

Don't you just love that picture of Stapehill Road at Hampreston? Road Closed sign, car coming down there and others in the distance. This is right outside my house and you wouldn't believe the number of motorists who are getting out of their cars to move the cones blocking their way so that they can drive down there. I know some may be residents, but there aren't many properties on that road so I'm equally sure most are just idiots who won't let a little thing like a flood impede their journey.
Don't you just love that picture of Stapehill Road at Hampreston? Road Closed sign, car coming down there and others in the distance. This is right outside my house and you wouldn't believe the number of motorists who are getting out of their cars to move the cones blocking their way so that they can drive down there. I know some may be residents, but there aren't many properties on that road so I'm equally sure most are just idiots who won't let a little thing like a flood impede their journey. hampreston harriet

4:18pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Ophilum says...

To alleviate some of the flooding on the roads someone said that the DCC might get out of the vans and get a shovel out and clear the gulleys of muck especially on country A & B roads. By the way they have lost the art of patching roads now, they put a sign up to say it,s a temporary surface and they haven't got the inclination to repair it, The last time they patched the road through Badbury Rings they seemed only to have a knife and fork to work with.
To alleviate some of the flooding on the roads someone said that the DCC might get out of the vans and get a shovel out and clear the gulleys of muck especially on country A & B roads. By the way they have lost the art of patching roads now, they put a sign up to say it,s a temporary surface and they haven't got the inclination to repair it, The last time they patched the road through Badbury Rings they seemed only to have a knife and fork to work with. Ophilum

4:24pm Fri 27 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

h h.....there's shopping to be done.... musn't miss a bargain... ;-)
h h.....there's shopping to be done.... musn't miss a bargain... ;-) O'Reilly

4:55pm Fri 27 Dec 13

hampreston harriet says...

Ophilum wrote:
To alleviate some of the flooding on the roads someone said that the DCC might get out of the vans and get a shovel out and clear the gulleys of muck especially on country A & B roads. By the way they have lost the art of patching roads now, they put a sign up to say it,s a temporary surface and they haven't got the inclination to repair it, The last time they patched the road through Badbury Rings they seemed only to have a knife and fork to work with.
Clearing the gulleys wouldn't help in Stapehill Road. The fields are higher than the road so when they are waterlogged there is nowhere for the water to go other than down onto the road. A few years ago the council dug some ditches to help alleviate the problem, but it hasn't worked. It doesn't help either than there has been a water leak in the lay-by next to the telephone box (pictured) since last August - reported and ignored several times.
[quote][p][bold]Ophilum[/bold] wrote: To alleviate some of the flooding on the roads someone said that the DCC might get out of the vans and get a shovel out and clear the gulleys of muck especially on country A & B roads. By the way they have lost the art of patching roads now, they put a sign up to say it,s a temporary surface and they haven't got the inclination to repair it, The last time they patched the road through Badbury Rings they seemed only to have a knife and fork to work with.[/p][/quote]Clearing the gulleys wouldn't help in Stapehill Road. The fields are higher than the road so when they are waterlogged there is nowhere for the water to go other than down onto the road. A few years ago the council dug some ditches to help alleviate the problem, but it hasn't worked. It doesn't help either than there has been a water leak in the lay-by next to the telephone box (pictured) since last August - reported and ignored several times. hampreston harriet

6:12pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Diesel Dog says...

Road Closed signs could prevent car drivers from an expensive intake of water destroying your engine. My truck will go through 18 to 24 inches of water with no problems except the road is blocked by a drowned car.
I'm not allowed to give it a gentle push to complete my deliveries. My truck is to big to turn around and I can't reverse because 15 school mums need to get through to the school 100 yards away and refuse to ask their kids to wade because the flood "is all the council workers fault"
Hats off to all workers working 24/7 clearing roads of fallen trees, clearing i gullies. Many are unpaid self employed or working for private companies just passing with the tools to do the job in their van. Even wading in 18 inches or water in safety boots with 6 inch protection and soggy socks for the rest of the day.
Road Closed signs could prevent car drivers from an expensive intake of water destroying your engine. My truck will go through 18 to 24 inches of water with no problems except the road is blocked by a drowned car. I'm not allowed to give it a gentle push to complete my deliveries. My truck is to big to turn around and I can't reverse because 15 school mums need to get through to the school 100 yards away and refuse to ask their kids to wade because the flood "is all the council workers fault" Hats off to all workers working 24/7 clearing roads of fallen trees, clearing i gullies. Many are unpaid self employed or working for private companies just passing with the tools to do the job in their van. Even wading in 18 inches or water in safety boots with 6 inch protection and soggy socks for the rest of the day. Diesel Dog

11:09pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Yankee1 says...

It was a tad less warm here today - I managed a round of golf but decided not to head to the beach as it was only 21c.....still, we manage.

Gas (petrol) at an all time low here ... 42p a litre.
It was a tad less warm here today - I managed a round of golf but decided not to head to the beach as it was only 21c.....still, we manage. Gas (petrol) at an all time low here ... 42p a litre. Yankee1

11:08am Sat 28 Dec 13

The Engineer says...

Shame about that Audi, all that German technology rendered useless by a drop of water.
I would be really upset if I'd been hoodwinked into spending over the odds for a car which has roughly the same number of parts and made out of the same materials as a Ford Focus, or any other car for that matter. A car is just another tool.
Shame about that Audi, all that German technology rendered useless by a drop of water. I would be really upset if I'd been hoodwinked into spending over the odds for a car which has roughly the same number of parts and made out of the same materials as a Ford Focus, or any other car for that matter. A car is just another tool. The Engineer

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