LiveAmber 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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9:24am Tue 4 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Has anybody got a spare fuse?
Has anybody got a spare fuse? BIGTONE
  • Score: 7

9:44am Tue 4 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

I got a short one
get round her right now this minute and fetch it
I got a short one get round her right now this minute and fetch it nickynoodah
  • Score: -8

10:09am Tue 4 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I got a short one
get round her right now this minute and fetch it
It's about time someone pulled your plug.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I got a short one get round her right now this minute and fetch it[/p][/quote]It's about time someone pulled your plug. speedy231278
  • Score: 14

10:10am Tue 4 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

Lucky for once that the Twin Fails Bodge hasn't broken yet again, otherwise if would be a complete nightmare! I would recommend not trying to raise it until the lightning strike issues are fixed with the proper bridge.
Lucky for once that the Twin Fails Bodge hasn't broken yet again, otherwise if would be a complete nightmare! I would recommend not trying to raise it until the lightning strike issues are fixed with the proper bridge. speedy231278
  • Score: 7

10:43am Tue 4 Feb 14

Diverdel says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Lucky for once that the Twin Fails Bodge hasn't broken yet again, otherwise if would be a complete nightmare! I would recommend not trying to raise it until the lightning strike issues are fixed with the proper bridge.
Don't speak to soon.......
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Lucky for once that the Twin Fails Bodge hasn't broken yet again, otherwise if would be a complete nightmare! I would recommend not trying to raise it until the lightning strike issues are fixed with the proper bridge.[/p][/quote]Don't speak to soon....... Diverdel
  • Score: 12

11:08am Tue 4 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Diverdel wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Lucky for once that the Twin Fails Bodge hasn't broken yet again, otherwise if would be a complete nightmare! I would recommend not trying to raise it until the lightning strike issues are fixed with the proper bridge.
Don't speak to soon.......
2cheeks of the same backside
think they bright sparks
the blind leading the blind
what's up pickeroing
[quote][p][bold]Diverdel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Lucky for once that the Twin Fails Bodge hasn't broken yet again, otherwise if would be a complete nightmare! I would recommend not trying to raise it until the lightning strike issues are fixed with the proper bridge.[/p][/quote]Don't speak to soon.......[/p][/quote]2cheeks of the same backside think they bright sparks the blind leading the blind what's up pickeroing nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

11:31am Tue 4 Feb 14

MrDMan says...

Angie, from the Murco petrol station, just yards from the roadworks, said: "Normally I would have a forecourt full by now. Its just absolutely dead, yesterday was the same. It is diabolical."


Diabolical means that it is the work of the devil! It's just roadworks!
Angie, from the Murco petrol station, just yards from the roadworks, said: "Normally I would have a forecourt full by now. Its just absolutely dead, yesterday was the same. It is diabolical." Diabolical means that it is the work of the devil! It's just roadworks! MrDMan
  • Score: 7

12:19pm Tue 4 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

I think the mayans got the date wrong!
I think the mayans got the date wrong! chrisii1991
  • Score: 1

12:32pm Tue 4 Feb 14

miketheplumb says...

Not sure how ASADA was hit between 05:30 & 06:00 as there was no storm in the area at that time. Whilst at 07:30 the radar shows an active cell right over central Poole.
Not sure how ASADA was hit between 05:30 & 06:00 as there was no storm in the area at that time. Whilst at 07:30 the radar shows an active cell right over central Poole. miketheplumb
  • Score: 6

12:45pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Browser123 says...

miketheplumb wrote:
Not sure how ASADA was hit between 05:30 & 06:00 as there was no storm in the area at that time. Whilst at 07:30 the radar shows an active cell right over central Poole.
There was hail and lightening over Bournemouth approx 6:15am, could this have been a stray bolt ?
[quote][p][bold]miketheplumb[/bold] wrote: Not sure how ASADA was hit between 05:30 & 06:00 as there was no storm in the area at that time. Whilst at 07:30 the radar shows an active cell right over central Poole.[/p][/quote]There was hail and lightening over Bournemouth approx 6:15am, could this have been a stray bolt ? Browser123
  • Score: 3

1:01pm Tue 4 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

I think it was around 715 when i heard the storm it certainly made me jump the house shook.
I think it was around 715 when i heard the storm it certainly made me jump the house shook. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 4

1:14pm Tue 4 Feb 14

TheDistrict says...

0600 over Wallisdown
0600 over Wallisdown TheDistrict
  • Score: 4

1:27pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Diverdel says...

5:45 in Swanage
5:45 in Swanage Diverdel
  • Score: 0

1:33pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Gingertree says...

Slept through the whole thing
Slept through the whole thing Gingertree
  • Score: 7

1:43pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Shogun50 says...

Why has the problem arisen yet again on Blandford Road - was it because the job wasn't done properly last year?
Why has the problem arisen yet again on Blandford Road - was it because the job wasn't done properly last year? Shogun50
  • Score: 6

1:54pm Tue 4 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Just hurry up there are people queing back to Wareham waiting to buy a Volvo off Sam.
Just hurry up there are people queing back to Wareham waiting to buy a Volvo off Sam. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

2:12pm Tue 4 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
I think it was around 715 when i heard the storm it certainly made me jump the house shook.
Thunder was so loud it woke me up then minutes later it poured down
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: I think it was around 715 when i heard the storm it certainly made me jump the house shook.[/p][/quote]Thunder was so loud it woke me up then minutes later it poured down chrisii1991
  • Score: 1

2:45pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Cordite says...

First Bus have just issued changes to services 387 and 720........ Blandford Road, closure from 4th February for approximately 2 weeks!!!

Guess last year's works didn't last
First Bus have just issued changes to services 387 and 720........ Blandford Road, closure from 4th February for approximately 2 weeks!!! Guess last year's works didn't last Cordite
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Melanie.Read12 says...

I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank.
If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well?
Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails.
This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.
I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank. If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well? Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails. This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated. Melanie.Read12
  • Score: 1

7:11pm Tue 4 Feb 14

EGHH says...

Obviously Blandford Road sewer was not fixed correctly last year. Will Poole Council ask Wessex Water for compensation. Of course not!
Obviously Blandford Road sewer was not fixed correctly last year. Will Poole Council ask Wessex Water for compensation. Of course not! EGHH
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Tue 4 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Melanie.Read12 wrote:
I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank.
If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well?
Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails.
This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.
Melanie I,m with you
[quote][p][bold]Melanie.Read12[/bold] wrote: I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank. If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well? Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails. This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.[/p][/quote]Melanie I,m with you kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

7:18pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Happy Hobbit says...

Melanie.Read12 wrote:
I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank. If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well? Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails. This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.
I agree completely
**The problem with common sense is that t's not very common**
[quote][p][bold]Melanie.Read12[/bold] wrote: I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank. If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well? Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails. This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.[/p][/quote]I agree completely **The problem with common sense is that t's not very common** Happy Hobbit
  • Score: 0

8:40pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Count Mehin says...

My best wishes to all those suffering property losses due to weather related events.
My best wishes to all those suffering property losses due to weather related events. Count Mehin
  • Score: -1

8:41pm Tue 4 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I got a short one
get round her right now this minute and fetch it
I'm not talking about stumps.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I got a short one get round her right now this minute and fetch it[/p][/quote]I'm not talking about stumps. BIGTONE
  • Score: -3

10:10pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Darzet Dumpling says...

I've just heard the Twin Sails bridge is stuck open too?
I've just heard the Twin Sails bridge is stuck open too? Darzet Dumpling
  • Score: -2

10:21pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Darzet Dumpling says...

Ooops, ignore that last post. Twin Sails is fine.
Ooops, ignore that last post. Twin Sails is fine. Darzet Dumpling
  • Score: 0

9:18am Wed 5 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Happy Hobbit wrote:
Melanie.Read12 wrote:
I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank. If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well? Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails. This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.
I agree completely
**The problem with common sense is that t's not very common**
The wind blew the worker and the winding handle in the water
the winding handle was not wearing a life jacket
its true no wind up
[quote][p][bold]Happy Hobbit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Melanie.Read12[/bold] wrote: I thought one of the things that was always said about the old bridge is that it was so well balanced, that it could be lowered and raised by hand-crank. If this is true, could the council not lower it just to relieve the pressure in this unusual set of circumstances, what with Blandford Road being closed as well? Once the rush hour traffic is over, then raise it up again and channel everything back over the twin sails. This would help traffic trying to get home (in both directions), and not affect the bridge being fixed - given that it is manually operated.[/p][/quote]I agree completely **The problem with common sense is that t's not very common**[/p][/quote]The wind blew the worker and the winding handle in the water the winding handle was not wearing a life jacket its true no wind up nickynoodah
  • Score: 2

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