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LIVE: updates as Storm Alex batters Dorset with heavy rain and strong winds

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LIVE: updates as Storm Alex brings heavy rain to Dorset

By Sarah Cartlidge

Last updated:

    - Storm Alex is set to bring disruption to Dorset over the next three days
  • - Yellow weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office
  • - Heavy rain and strong winds are expected throughout Friday
  • - More heavy rain is due on Saturday and Sunday
  • - A35 at Dorchester is closed both ways due to an overturned vehicle and flooding between A354 Weymouth Road (Football Ground Roundabout, Dorchester) and B3150 Stinsford Hill (Stinsford Roundabout, Stinsford)
  • - Part of Swanage High Street has been closed
  • - People are being urged to stay away from Swanage seafront due to "tidal surges"