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Storm Deirdre causing disruption on roads across Cumbria

Cumbria Police report road closures, speed restrictions and urge for driving with caution as Storm Deirdre continues to create hazardous conditions on roads, paths and fells across the county


The A66 has been reopened between Penrith (Kemplay Roundabout) and Brough. Drivers are advised to drive with caution and to the road conditions in front of them.

The A66 remains closed between Brough and Bowes.  The stretch of road between Brough and Bowes is likely to remain closed overnight as adverse cold weather continues to create dangerous conditions.

There will be congestion around these areas and drivers are asked to allow for delay and to plan their journey accordingly.


The M6 has speed restrictions of 30mph in place from J42 to J38, in both directions. This follows multiple road traffic collisions between these junctions. Drivers should expect delays whilst taking this route.


The Police are dealing with multiple road traffic collisions right across Cumbria where the weather has been a contributing factor. They are advising that drivers DO NOT use any roads over 200 meters in Cumbria today and overnight. Drivers are also reminded to drive to the road conditions in front of them, potential hazards may not be as visible on the roads overnight and black ice may not be obvious.

Who to contact:

  • If you find a tree down on a main road please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000.
  • If you find a tree down on a minor road please contact your local council (visit your councils website for contact details).
  • For power cuts contact Electricity North West on 105.
  • Please contact 101 if you need police assistance. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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