Dorset Residents Batten Down The Hatches

Dorset Residents Batten Down The Hatches

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 9:17am 14th January 2015.

With wet, windy and cold weather forecast this week Dorset residents are warned to stay safe.

'Stay away from the coast' that's the warning we're being given by Dorset County Council as severe weather is due to sweep though the county over the next 24 hours.

Winds are expected to reach 75mph along some parts of our coast tonight (14th January) and into tomorrow morning.

Cllr Peter Finney, county council Cabinet member for environment and economy, said: "It is important that we all pay attention to the warnings."

"Be aware of the risks on the coast stay away from cliffs and swollen rivers. Don't put yourself and others in danger."

"Take extra care driving on roads where there maybe ice, surface water or debris. My message to all road users is be bright, be seen and be careful."

The county council's highways team will be on hand to clear roads blocked by fallen trees and they're working with utility companies and Dorset Police to keep our roads as safe as possible.

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