Flooding causing more disruption in Dorset

Flooding causing more disruption in Dorset

Published by Helen Down at 8:49am 23rd November 2019. (Updated at 11:12am 23rd November 2019)

Bridport firefighters rescued people trapped in floodwater at Muckleford.

Flooding across Dorset continues to cause travel disruption as the yellow weather warning remains in place.

Overnight the county's fire crews were called out multiple times to come to the aid of people trapped in floodwater.

The rain will be heavy at times, throughout this morning before slowly dying out during this afternoon. 

20 to 30 mm is likely to fall quite widely, and 40 to 50 mm may accumulate in a few places.

  • 'What to expect'
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely

Another yellow weather warning for rain across Dorset has been issued by the Met Office for tomorrow from 4pm until 10am on Monday.


Drivers are being warned West Street both ways at Abbotbury is just passable due to flooding from Back Street to Cleverlawns


More flood alerts and warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency

  • Warnings are now in place from Lower Frome in Dorchester to East Stoke and East Stoke to Wareham
  • An alert is in force along the River Piddle between Alton Pancras and Wareham

People trapped by 1 foot of floodwater in a car near Muckleford were rescued by firefighters from Bridport and Dorchester last night.

Muckleford flooding
Firefighters closing a flooded road near Muckleford