Police issue update on the latest situation in South Cumbria

Cumbria Police issue warning that although the rain has subsided in the south of the county  the river Kent remains high and a large number of  roads including the A590 at Brettargh Holt remain impassable.

Motorists are asked not to drive through any flood water at all as it is likely to contain large amount of debris.

Police are receiving reports of motorists removing road closed signs and continuing to drive through dangerous and partially blocked routes. This is extremely dangerous and is likely to put lives at risk.

Members of the public are asked to check on their neighbours, elderly and the vulnerable in their area before calling for emergency service assistance.