Several million pounds is being invested to ensure vital sea and air links to the Isles of Scilly are maintained.
Brittany Ferries is trying to resolve a dispute, which has left hundreds of passengers stranded, after French workers take action
Some Park and Ride's in Dorset will be free today and tomorrow in a bid to get more visitors to Weymouth and Portland during the Olympics.
South West Trains says normal service has resumed between
- Yeovil Junction and London Waterloo
- Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo
- Salisbury and London Waterloo
It follows earlier over-running engineering work at Wimbledon
South West Trains is reporting delays of up to 30 minutes between Yeovil Junction and Salisbury because of a signalling problem.
The A361 on the Somerset Levels has been closed between East Lyng and Burrowbridge because of rising water on the road.
Following an inspection earlier today (Mon), Somerset County Council decided to close it.
Diverted traffic should use the A38 or A39.
The A39 is closed in both directions due to flooding between the B3191 Vicarage Road / Hill Lane (Blue Anchor Turn Off, Carhampton) and Monksway (Washford).
It's affecting traffic between Minehead and Williton. Traffic is very busy on the diversion routes.
A train was evacuated at Upwey train station this morning after a fire in one of the carriages.
– Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson
Two crews from Weymouth attended Upwey rail station, Weymouth, just after 6am this morning following a 999 call to reports of smoke coming from the underside of one of the passenger carriages. All passengers, approximately 20, were evacuated from the train while DFRS and railway staff, (who had used extinguishers on the fire before the arrival of firecrews) dealt with the fire. The train has now been removed from the platform area while crews and rail staff investigate further.
Drivers and passengers became stranded around 1am on the A39 between Bridgwater and Williton in Somerset when a build up of snow and fallen tress blocked their path.
Avon and Somerset Police transported the men and women by four-by-fours to a local fire station in the village of Nether Stowey to serve hot drinks to the group. A local councillor, was able to provide a key to open the village hall where the stranded motorists spent the night.
Somerset County Council has closed the A359 between Queen Camel and Mudford due to flooding.
The road will be closed through the night and a decision on whether to re-open it will be made in the morning.
There has also been a significant oil spill on the A358, from Chard to the county boundary, which Somerset Highways is cleaning. The road is open but all drivers should be extremely careful in the area being cleaned.
In Somerset, there are reports of flooding and an accident on the A37 at Ilchester Road, around Coppits Hill Lane.
There are delays and cancellations on First Great Western services between London Paddington and Reading after a person was hit by a train. Some lines are blocked and other trains could be cancelled while emergency crews are on site.
It could add 30 minutes to journeys and will affect travel times to and from the westcountry.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on CrossCountry and First Great Western services between Plymouth and Birmingham. It is due to safety checks of the line being made at Yatton. It is not known when normal service will resume.