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POWER CUT CAUSES FLOOD ON A37
Loss of power to electric pump results in road flooding.
15th January 2015
 
 
The early hours of Thursday 15th January 2015 saw a power cut that resulted in flooding on the A37 beneath the railway bridge and traffic disruption when a car got stuck in the water. Power company Southern Electric were fairly quick off the mark with providing hot food and drinks and the Saxon Arms opened its doors with an invitation to sit by the log fire. Different parts of the parish had power restored at different times.
 
 
 
7:40am - Traffic travelling from Dorchester towards Yeovil on the A37 has been brought to a standstill by . . . . . .
Photo : Colin Jackson
 
 
. . . . . another car trying to get through the flood beneath the railway bridge. The truck had just pulled up behind.
Photo : Colin Jackson
 
 
Still stuck at 9:00am. Traffic lights now in place. Vehicles using the more northerly arch to pass the obstruction.
Photo : Pamela Clark-Simpson
 
 
11.:45 Locals at the van arranged by power company SSE. Complimentary bacon rolls and hot drinks.
Photo : Colin Jackson
 
 
4:45pm Road still flooded and problems with the temporary traffic light timings.
Alternate queues using the north/west bound carriageway.
Photo : Janet Ogden
 
 
4:45pm Queues of traffic building up
Photo : Janet Ogden
 
 
4:45pm Still serving hot food and drinks.
Photo : Janet Ogden