ACCIDENTS closed lanes on two busy Dorset dual carriageways this morning.

A total of six vehicles were involved in two accidents within half-an-hour of each other in poor weather conditions.

Police were called to the Upton bypass in Poole, near to the Creekmoor roundabout, at 8.04am.

There were no reports of any injuries and one lane has been closed while recovery for the vehicles is arranged.

The vehicles involved are a blue Vauxhall Adam, a red Ford Transit panel van, a silver Vauxhall Corsa and a black Ford Mondeo.

Half-an-hour later officers were called to the southbound carriageway of the A338 Spur Road, one mile south of the Blackwater junction.

There they discovered a silver Honda Civic and a blue Suzuki motorcycle had collided. One lane was closed for recovery but there were no injuries.