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Final Update Monday 19th March 2106
A yellow warning for ice is now valid until 9am Tuesday morning.
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Snow has been falling across Dorset overnight, however it will gradually keep moving away further towards Cornwall leaving everywhere clear behind it. Whatever has been thrown down with freezing temperatures it will turn to ice.
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The A37 between Dorchester and Yeovil has now been reopened following recovery of an overturned lorry.
Dorset Police were dealing with two road traffic accidents into Monday. Purbeck traffic officer Roan Doyle urges caution if you need to travel.
Only a couple of weeks ago the south-west seen it’s worst snow for 10 years but although the weather warnings have been ever changing in the last few days, there won’t be anywhere near the snow levels of a fortnight ago.
Travel was majorly disrupted and even the local taxis and buses were not venturing to the public who needed to be somewhere in trying conditions.
The threat of ice is thrown into the mix on Monday and caution is required as the previous snowfall then combined with the relentless bitter easterly winds seen everywhere turned to clear sheet glass ice.
As we progress through Monday it’s supposed to change for the better certainly wind direction and temperature wise, but alas we will wait for the experts from the Met Office over in Exeter who by enlarge did a great job of trying to be as accurate as possible through updates seemingly by the hour.
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