Dorset

Snow in Dorset: Lorry overturns and schools closed

Crashed lorry Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption The A37 was closed for several hours while the crashed lorry was recovered

A lorry driver is in hospital after his vehicle overturned in Dorset in heavy snow.

Part of the A37, the main road between Yeovil and Dorchester, was closed at Wardon Hill, near Evershot, following the crash at about 01:30 GMT.

The driver of the supermarket lorry was taken to Dorset County Hospital.

About 90 schools have been closed in the county and the runway at Bournemouth Airport was shut from Sunday night until 10:00 GMT.

The A37 reopened shortly before 12:30.

Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital as a precaution
Image copyright Emma Duguid
Image caption Emma Duguid captured this scene at Mudeford
Image copyright Gill Richards
Image caption Gill Richards took this picture of the scene in Lulworth
Image copyright Gill Richards
Image caption Lulworth Cove saw a dusting of the white stuff

An amber "be prepared" warning from the Met Office has been put in place for the county warning of ice.

Rail services in the area also faced disruption with passengers urged to contact their operators before travelling.

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