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Multi-agency flood group stood down

[T]he multi-agency coordination group set up to deal with localised flooding in Bootle and Millom has now been stood down as flood water recedes.

All the road closures put in place earlier have now been removed, although motorists are still being advised to travel with care.

Chief Inspector Andy Wilkinson said: “I would like to thank the public for their patience throughout today and also to remind people that although the road closures have been removed, there is still some standing water. I’d ask people therefore to please drive to the conditions and pass with care.”

Superintendent Justin Bibby, Cumbria Constabulary, this morning said: “We have had some calls for service this morning due to the rainfall and the fire service have evacuated a small number of properties in Bootle.

“The flooding is on a small scale and the public can be reassured that the weather forecast is expected to be much more favourable throughout this afternoon.”

Keep an eye on the latest flood updates on the Environment Agency’s website, Twitter or by calling the 24 hour floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Visit the Traffic Link map at www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic-link-map to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.

Keep up-to-date with the weather at www.metoffice.gov.uk.

You can also contact the Cumbria Highways Hotline on 0845 609 6609.

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