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Amber warning of wind issued for Wednesday as Blandford Road and New Road close, Poole Bridge stuck after lightning strike and homes without power

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Summary

  • Poole Bridge is stuck open after a lightning strike
  • Asda in Poole is also believed to have been hit by lightning as well as Barclays House
  • Blandford Road in Hamworthy is due to be closed at 10am because of fears the road might collapse due to issues with a burst sewer
  • The Met Office has warned of 30mm of rain and wind speeds up to 80mph from tonight and lasting for at least 24 hours
  • Further flooding is expected, particularly in central southern England, and there could be huge waves and high tides, leading to flooding
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