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Portland Coastguard Predicts Storm Force 11 Winds

Storm Portland

9:28am 26th October 2013
(Updated 10:53am 26th October 2013)

Dorset Police are urging us to take care on the roads this weekend after a storm warning was issued for the south.

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected - and an amber alert has been issued for Sunday night and Monday morning when we could see gusts of up to 80 miles per hour.

Flooding is also possible - so stay listening to Wessex FM for the latest weather and travel information.

In severe high winds and heavy rain, motorists are advised:

-Not to travel unless you have to
-Keep your distance from other vehicles
-Keep your speed down - sudden gusts of wind can blow you off course
-Leave extra time to get to your destination
-Show consideration for other motorists, especially when confronted with delays and/or blocked roads
-When visibility is reduced switch on your headlights.

In the event of flooding, drivers are advised to:
-Exercise caution when approaching standing water on the roads
-Consideration should be given to the depth of the water
-Do not take any risks driving through flood waters
-If motorists decide to drive through shallow water, they are asked to do so slowly and to be aware of the effect of waves on other road users.


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