Could Flooding Impact On Torch Relay?

Plans are being put in place in case more flooding in Dorset means the torch relay route needs to be changed this week.

The flooding caused by heavy rain at the weekend has affected a number of roads in Dorset. With more rain predicted for later this week, the route taken by the Olympic flame on Thursday, Friday and Saturday could be affected.

All agencies involved in managing the Torch relay locally are working together to ensure we have plans in place if the convoy needs to be diverted due to flooding.

To find out if the Torch relay route is affected, go to or follow us on Twitter @sailing_2012 as we will keep these updated on Torch days.

For advice on the effects of flooding in Dorset go to

Angus Campbell, chairman of Dorset's Olympic Board said:

"All Dorset agencies are working very closely with the Met Office and the Environment Agency so that we can make decisions as quickly as possible on the route the Olympic flame will take.

"Our intention, where possible, is to use the published route but we have alternatives in place if the weather causes further difficulties.

"We'll be posting information on our website and you can follow us on Twitter to find out the latest updates.

"Everyone driving in areas of Dorset affected by flooding should take extreme care."

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