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Floods Trap Two People in West Dorset Village

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9:30am 26th January 2013
(Updated 9:44am 26th January 2013)

Two people have been rescued from inside a car stuck in a car in flood water on the A3066 at Melplash.

Dorset Fire and Rescue crews from Bridport and Beaminster pushed the vehicle to safety and handed the occupants over to the police .

Flood warnings are in place for the River Wey at Weymouth,  the Upper and Lower Frome between Maiden Newton and Dorchester, and East Stoke to Wareham, the Parrett from South Perrott into Somerset,  and the Char at the Dolphins River Caravan Park following heavy overnight rain.

Earlier warning for the river Wriggle at Chetnole and the Upper Parrett at South Perrott were lifted before 10am

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