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Public advised not to travel in Cumbria after heavy snow

Lorries stuck on A6 at Clifton near Penrith

Police are urging the public to avoid travelling if not necessary this morning following heavy snowfall in Cumbria.

A large number of roads are affected and will remain so with further snow for the area expected.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said: “The county’s road network has been severely affected by the weather conditions and will remain so with further snow forecast.

“Emergency services are working together to deliver a coordinated response to the adverse weather conditions.

“Our advice is simple, please consider whether your journey is essential. If not, then take the safe option and avoid travelling until the weather conditions improve.”

To keep up to date with the latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office website: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/.

Keep up to date with the latest on the roads here: https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Traffic/Traffic.aspx.

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