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.
The M5 Southbound remains closed due to a fatal crash between junction 25 (A358 Taunton) and junction 26 (A38 Wellington).
All traffic is leaving the motorway at junction 25 and going via the A38 through Taunton. Reports are that congestion is only very light at the moment.
Tonight a brand new ITV drama begins on our screens, and it's set to get our hearts racing! Broadchurch, starring David Tenant, and Olivia Colman, was filmed on the beautiful coastlines of Dorset. It's a spine-tingling thriller. Divya Kohli went behind the scenes.
There are no new problems reported on our main roads or public transport so far this morning.
It has been a quiet morning travel-wise in the region, with no new problems reported on major roads or the public transport system so far.
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.