Fog returns to cause disruption to travel across Dorset and the New Forest

Fog returns to cause disruption to travel across Dorset and the New Forest

Fog returns to cause disruption to travel across Dorset and the New Forest

First published in News
Last updated
by

RUSH-hour drivers faced thick fog this morning as well as an accident at a busy roundabout.

Dorset and the New Forest woke up to fog for the second day in a row.

Dorset Fire and Rescue took to Twitter to urge drivers to switch on their lights.

An accident at the Merley roundabout blocked the A341 in both directions at its junction with the A31, but was cleared by around 8am.

Wightlink services from Lymington to Yarmouth have also been suspended.

A Met Office yellow warning for fog is in place until 11am this morning. 

Temperatures over the weekend are set to reach 13 degrees on Saturday with sunny intervals while Sunday will see unbroken sunshine with temperatures hitting 14 degrees.

This time last year Dorset shivered as temperatures plummeted to minus 2 degrees, feeling more like minus 9 degrees due to icy winds.

Comments (18)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:56am Fri 14 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

and once again a load of idiot car drivers/cyclists with no lights!
and once again a load of idiot car drivers/cyclists with no lights! suzigirl
  • Score: 15

9:12am Fri 14 Mar 14

Ash_69 says...

Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights.

Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike. Ash_69
  • Score: 3

9:35am Fri 14 Mar 14

justme20092009 says...

so many idiots driving with no lights on but notice most are people in posh cars that think they better then others
so many idiots driving with no lights on but notice most are people in posh cars that think they better then others justme20092009
  • Score: -4

10:04am Fri 14 Mar 14

60plus says...

Why aren't the police stopping cyclists with no lights? especially on gravel hill .
Why aren't the police stopping cyclists with no lights? especially on gravel hill . 60plus
  • Score: 8

10:33am Fri 14 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Ash_69 wrote:
Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
You sound like Jeremy Clarkson! Be careful when you mention the "C" word as you are likely to annoy certain commentors and they will either get your comment erased or in my case a warning message! I have to say that on my short journey to work this morning (approx 1 mile) there must have been 12 cars/vans with no lights and two cyclists..........
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]You sound like Jeremy Clarkson! Be careful when you mention the "C" word as you are likely to annoy certain commentors and they will either get your comment erased or in my case a warning message! I have to say that on my short journey to work this morning (approx 1 mile) there must have been 12 cars/vans with no lights and two cyclists.......... suzigirl
  • Score: 5

10:40am Fri 14 Mar 14

Repo says...

Ash_69 wrote:
Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights.

Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
We are trusting that this is a 'real' photo taken this morning and not one that was taken on a a normal day that's been photoshopped with fog.
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]We are trusting that this is a 'real' photo taken this morning and not one that was taken on a a normal day that's been photoshopped with fog. Repo
  • Score: 3

11:03am Fri 14 Mar 14

Isosceles says...

Repo
They used the same picture yesterday, remember that the Echo only has a shoebox to store pictures!
Standard one of Dennis the fire engine, one of a fire engine cab, another one of a police car and cars on a misty day (this one).
(:o))
Repo They used the same picture yesterday, remember that the Echo only has a shoebox to store pictures! Standard one of Dennis the fire engine, one of a fire engine cab, another one of a police car and cars on a misty day (this one). (:o)) Isosceles
  • Score: 2

11:08am Fri 14 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

Ash_69 wrote:
Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights.

Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
You really should be careful getting your opinions from Clarkson.
Plagiarising someone else's jokes doesn't reflect too well either.
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]You really should be careful getting your opinions from Clarkson. Plagiarising someone else's jokes doesn't reflect too well either. Franks Tank
  • Score: 3

11:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

spooki says...

Two cyclists in the picture, both with no lights and one is in dark clothing.
Why anyone needs to be told "it's foggy out" I don't know. If someone needs it pointing out they shouldn't be on the road to start with. Do we need on of those "the floor is wet, please take care" type things?
Two cyclists in the picture, both with no lights and one is in dark clothing. Why anyone needs to be told "it's foggy out" I don't know. If someone needs it pointing out they shouldn't be on the road to start with. Do we need on of those "the floor is wet, please take care" type things? spooki
  • Score: 1

11:47am Fri 14 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

I'm just going to copy and paste my comment from yesterday:

As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk.

There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all.

Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights!

Additionally, whether this is an old stock photo or whether it's been photoshopped, I have seen with my own eyes in the last couple of days cars with no lights on and cyclists with no lights on and/or not wearing adequate fluorescent clothing.

Some have asked - Do we need to be told what to do? - Well clearly the answer is yes for some people.
I'm just going to copy and paste my comment from yesterday: As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all. Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights! Additionally, whether this is an old stock photo or whether it's been photoshopped, I have seen with my own eyes in the last couple of days cars with no lights on and cyclists with no lights on and/or not wearing adequate fluorescent clothing. Some have asked - Do we need to be told what to do? - Well clearly the answer is yes for some people. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Fri 14 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

Ash_69 wrote:
Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights.

Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
Incredibly patronising comment.

They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard,

I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

12:04pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Repo says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
I'm just going to copy and paste my comment from yesterday:

As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk.

There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all.

Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights!

Additionally, whether this is an old stock photo or whether it's been photoshopped, I have seen with my own eyes in the last couple of days cars with no lights on and cyclists with no lights on and/or not wearing adequate fluorescent clothing.

Some have asked - Do we need to be told what to do? - Well clearly the answer is yes for some people.
Could it be possible that at least one of the cyclists in question had a flashing light (on,off,on,off) and the Echo photographer captured the image when the light was 'off' ?
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: I'm just going to copy and paste my comment from yesterday: As I cyclist myself, for both leisure and commute, the above photo is not what I want to see, those two cyclists are very stupid to have ventured out into that fog without lights, they put themselves and everyone around them at risk. There is no excuse to own a bike these days and not have lights, absolutely none at all. Cyclists in the photo - If you are reading, it's difficult enough defending cyclists on here at the best of times but you really haven't helped the cause!! Get some lights! Additionally, whether this is an old stock photo or whether it's been photoshopped, I have seen with my own eyes in the last couple of days cars with no lights on and cyclists with no lights on and/or not wearing adequate fluorescent clothing. Some have asked - Do we need to be told what to do? - Well clearly the answer is yes for some people.[/p][/quote]Could it be possible that at least one of the cyclists in question had a flashing light (on,off,on,off) and the Echo photographer captured the image when the light was 'off' ? Repo
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Fri 14 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
Ash_69 wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.
and you can't drive a car on the pavement or get away with going through red lights!
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.[/p][/quote]and you can't drive a car on the pavement or get away with going through red lights! suzigirl
  • Score: -2

12:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Franks Tank says...

suzigirl wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
Ash_69 wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.
and you can't drive a car on the pavement or get away with going through red lights!
Not entirely true that, is it old girl?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.[/p][/quote]and you can't drive a car on the pavement or get away with going through red lights![/p][/quote]Not entirely true that, is it old girl? Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

1:16pm Fri 14 Mar 14

H2o-hara says...

suzigirl wrote:
and once again a load of idiot car drivers/cyclists with no lights!
I just find it too hard and stupid to believe that drivers not using lights in fog .
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: and once again a load of idiot car drivers/cyclists with no lights![/p][/quote]I just find it too hard and stupid to believe that drivers not using lights in fog . H2o-hara
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Fri 14 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
Ash_69 wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.
Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.
and you can't drive a car on the pavement or get away with going through red lights!
Not entirely true that, is it old girl?
Less of the old!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: Actually, the picture clearly shows it is only the irresponsible cyclists riding around with no lights. Put the toys away children and if you want to use our roads, then obey the bloody rules, otherwise work harder and buy a car or motorbike.[/p][/quote]Incredibly patronising comment. They aren't 'your roads' a car owner doesn't own the road any more than a cyclist does, I work plenty hard, I could own a car quite easily but I choose not to as it doesn't fit my lifestyle.[/p][/quote]and you can't drive a car on the pavement or get away with going through red lights![/p][/quote]Not entirely true that, is it old girl?[/p][/quote]Less of the old! suzigirl
  • Score: 3

5:39pm Fri 14 Mar 14

ekimnoslen says...

Fog? Call that fog? Bit of mist. If you want fog try Manchester circa 1955, when bus conductors walked along the kerb with a paraffin lamp so drivers could follow and I got to school by following the walls in front gardens on my route.
Fog? Call that fog? Bit of mist. If you want fog try Manchester circa 1955, when bus conductors walked along the kerb with a paraffin lamp so drivers could follow and I got to school by following the walls in front gardens on my route. ekimnoslen
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Fri 14 Mar 14

stevobath says...

ekimnoslen wrote:
Fog? Call that fog? Bit of mist. If you want fog try Manchester circa 1955, when bus conductors walked along the kerb with a paraffin lamp so drivers could follow and I got to school by following the walls in front gardens on my route.
Do you mean smog?
[quote][p][bold]ekimnoslen[/bold] wrote: Fog? Call that fog? Bit of mist. If you want fog try Manchester circa 1955, when bus conductors walked along the kerb with a paraffin lamp so drivers could follow and I got to school by following the walls in front gardens on my route.[/p][/quote]Do you mean smog? stevobath
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree