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Police ask motorists to drive to conditions after heavy rain

[P]olice are warning motorists to adjust their speed due to deteriorating road conditions as rain continues to fall across the county.

Road conditions, particularly in West Cumbria, are continuing to deteriorate and police have received numerous reports of road disruption due to the weather.

On the A591 between St John’s in the Vale and Thirlspot vehicles have broken down following attempts to drive through surface water flooding. There is also reported flooding at Duddon Bridge, Millom.

Other roads across the county will continue to be affected and drivers are urged to adjust their driving style in respect of the weather conditions.

Inspector Liz Salkeld said: “There have been numerous reports of minor road disruption across the county today due to rainfall. Whilst it is only minor disruption at this time we ask that motorists take care, slow down and drive to the conditions.

“Motorists should allow extra time for a journey and not attempt to drive through flooded roads.

“We also ask that those who are walking, or those planning to do so, ensure that they have all the appropriate equipment and are prepared for the changing conditions.”

Please keep up-to-date with the situation on the roads at www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic

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