Storm Ciarán: Roads and schools closed as Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset battered

A DRIVER was rescued from a vehicle stuck in flood water in the Marston Magna area as Storm Ciarán batters Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Fire crews from Wincanton and Yeovil were called to reports of three vehicles stuck in rising flood water at around 6.19am this morning (October 2).

“Upon arrival crews confirmed one person was stuck inside a vehicle in minimal flood water,” a Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said.

“The crews donned on their flood suits and assisted the driver to safety.”

Meanwhile, high winds and heavy rainfall is battering the south west, with many roads flooded.

A crash on the A303 eastbound near the Wincanton junction at around 6am has seen drivers facing delays, while rainwater has blocked half the road off the Wincanton Business Park roundabout, near McDonald’s

Dorset roads closed:
A3030 from Bere Lane (Bishops Caundle) to New Lane (Caundle Marsh), both ways
Cart Road, Lyme Regis
Corfe Road from Wareham Quay to Nutcrack Lane (Stoborough), both ways
Sandbanks Vehicle Ferry is not operating
Zolar Lane impassable both ways at Crate Hill

Dorset roads re-opened:
A338 Wessex Way Eastbound  due to flood from Princess Road to B3066 (Bournemouth West roundabout)
A354 Portland Beach Road from Lerret Road to Hamm Beach Road, both ways
A37 Stratton Northbound
Pymore Road, Bridport

Dorset school closed:
Atlantic Academy Portland
Budmouth Academy, Weymouth
Greenford CE Primary School, Dorchester
Loders CE VC Primary School, Bridport
Lytchett Minster School, Post Green Road
Marshwood CE VA Primary School, Bridport
The Forum Centre, Park Road, Blandford Forum
The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester
Thorncombe, St Mary’s CE Primary Academy, Chard
Thornford CE VA Primary School, Sherborne
Wyvern School, Weymouth

Somerset roads closed:
A30 East Chinnock
Green Lane, East Chinnock
A303 near A30 at Upottery
A358 Donyatt
A359 South of Marston Magna is closed in both directions
A37 Ilchester Rd at Yeovil Marsh
Scotts Way, Middle Chinnock
Pitway Hill
Podimore Road
Stoke Road, near Stoke Sub Hamdon

Somerset roads re-opened:
A359 at Marston Magna and Queen Camel
A378 from Oldway Lane (Wrantage) to A358 Mattocks Tree Hill
Coat Road, Coat at the Furbers Rhyne culvert, surface water, passable with care.

Somerset schools closed:
Curry Mallet CofE Primary School
All Saints CofE VC Infants School, Dulverton
Dulverton Junior School
East Coker Community Primary School
Churchstanton Primary School


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