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Weather Warnings Remain after Dorset Battered Overnight


7:07am 5th February 2014
(Updated 8:38am 5th February 2014)

The Environment Agency is warning people to stay away from the seafront or risk their lives against stormy seas.

Waves were sent crashing onto the esplanade, flooding West Bay last night (Tuesday 4th Feb), at high tide and severe weather warnings remain in place for the Harbour, Weymouth, Portland and Lyme Regis.

Preston Beach road shut again at 8am this morning due to the risk of flooding.

Strong winds brought down trees at West Stafford and one on West Bay Road.

Manager of Haddon on West Bay road Joanne Richards told Wessex FM this morning the wind really hit them last night;

"It was really bad with extreme winds last night. One tree was blown down, it must have been brought down about 8.00pm or 8.30pm last night, it blocked the whole road and the Police came down to block the road off, it was really scary."

South West Trains were out overnight checking the lines for any obstructions and they're running a revised service across Dorset today. There are no reports of any major incidents on the tracks.

Dorset Fire and Rescue say they had a relatively quiet night with no significant weather related incidents to report.

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