A SECTION of the A35 is closed due to a sink hole.

The A35 westbound is closed at the Troytown junction due to a sink hole.

The road is expected to be closed overnight and diversions are in place - motorists are asked to use alternative routes.

It follows emergency repairs to a 'pothole' in the road that have been ongoing since this morning.

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A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Police were informed at 3.23pm that there is a sink hole on the A35 Puddletown bypass at the Troytown junction.

"The road is currently closed and motorists are asked to use alternative routes. Highways are dealing."