This live event has finished
- The Dorset Way has been closed westbound after a lorry hit a bridge
- There are reports of long delays
- The accident took place between Oakdale Road and A35 Dorset Way
- A diversion is in place through Oakdale
The road has now reopened. Read the full story here
Huge queues build as Dorset way westbound is shut after cherry picker collided with a bridge @Bournemouthecho http://t.co/zUmEKNUbIA— @SallyDailyEcho 07 August 2014
PC Kev Adlem said it was "very lucky" no vehicles were hit by the platform as it fell and bounced along the road— @Gayle_Echo 07 August 2014
Here's some footage of the platform of the cherry picker which collided with the bridge
The lorry travelled approximately 200m before stopping at the side of the road— @Gayle_Echo 07 August 2014
This is the platform of the cherry picker which collided with the top of the bridge http://t.co/nTMWzx5LOo— @Gayle_Echo 07 August 2014
It was being towed on a lorry travelling on the westbound carriageway— @Gayle_Echo 07 August 2014
As it fell to the ground it made a dent in the road which is currently being repaired— @Gayle_Echo 07 August 2014
We've had these pictures back of the traffic from our photographer Sally
Latest from the Dorset Way. #carpark @Hot1028 @SeanOnHotRadio http://t.co/nUxuQTGbPk— @jordanclarkcouk 07 August 2014
The westbound carriageway of part of the Dorset Way is shut after a lorry hit a bridge.
Police were called at 4.41pm to the scene near the Oakdale turn-off after the lorry hit the Darby’s Lane bridge.
No serious injuries have been reported and the council has been called to the scene to inspect the bridge before the road can be reopened.
The Dorset Way has been closed westbound due to bridge struck by vehicle between Oakdale Road and A35 Dorset Way. See the latest on our traffic feed
Around six caravans have now moved on from the Cotlands Road site after they arrived earlier on today. Read the latest here
We've heard that the little girl who was reported missing has been found by Bournemouth Pier
A search is underway for a missing girl aged three and a half in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens. Read the latest here
Christchurch Road in Pokesdown has been closed due to an accident involving a pedestrian and a car. Emergency services are on the scene. Read more here
This is the scene at Bournemouth beach today as bumper crowds soak up the sunshine.
The Met Office has just released these graphics showing the ikely track of the weather system that was Hurricane Bertha:
Two people in their 80s have been taken to hospital after the three vehicle crash on the A31 at Ringwood earlier today. Read more here
It's looking busy out there on the roads today. Our feed is reporting slow traffic on the A31 at Wimborne Minster and the New Forest, Bath Road in Bournemouth, B3073 Fairmile Road Christchurch, the A35 Christchurch Bypass and A35 Lyndhurst Road.
Keep up-to-date with the latest traffic and travel updates here
The National Trust has bought Hambledon Hill, near Blandford, the seventh Iron Age fort in Dorset to come under its ownership. We've put together 12 images that show why it's so special. See them here
Photo by Marilyn Peddle
Two lighter stories for your lunch-time reading:
Meet Josephine, the tree climbing champion of the world.
And here's our picture tribute to Hambledon Hill, bought by the National Trust today.
Both lanes of the A31 at Ringwood are now open after a three vehicle crash which caused delays of up to 40 minutes this morning.
A man has been taken to hospital after an earlier crash which closed Purewell Cross Road westbound in Christchurch. The road has now reopened. Read more here
Making plans for an outdoor event on Sunday? The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and strong winds - as we may get hit by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha. Read more here
We're just getting some details about a crash which has closed Purewell Cross Road westbound in Christchurch this morning. Recovery work is ongoing. Read more here
Three new traveller encampments have been set up across Bournemouth and Poole after 25 caravans left Turlin Moor last night. This morning, three had moved to Baiter Park. Ten have moved to the Cotlands Road car park in Bournemouth and more are at Beach Road Car Park in Canford Cliffs. Read more here
Caravans at Cotlands car park this morning
Police have closed one lane of the A31 at Ringwood westbound due to a three vehicle accident. They are advising motorists to use alternative routes. Read more here
We are dealing with a Road Traffic Incident A31 by Picket Post, Lane 2 is closed causing heavy traffic. Please consider alternative routes.— @HantsPolice 07 August 2014