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Roads across Cumbria affected by flooding

Areas across the county have experienced heavy rainfall and this is continuing throughout the day.

As a consequence, a number of road closures have been implemented due to localised flooding.

There has been no reported injuries as a result of the heavy rainfall.

A number of flood warnings remain in place with rainfall set to continue throughout the day into tomorrow.

The following road are affected by flooding and are in the process of being assessed by the Highways agency. Flood water may be deeper than it looks and motorists are advised to take alternative routes where roads are not passable.

  • Winster: A5074 between the old Post Office House and the Brown Horse. The whole carriageway between these areas are flooded, in up to three foot of water.
  • Carlisle: Warwick Bridge, between the bridge and the school. There is localised flooding across half the road.
  • Carlisle Hayton Road, Carlisle. There is localised flooding.
  • Stainmore: A66 at North. Lane two is submerged.
  • A66 on the Durham side of the Pennines

Superintendent Andy Wilkinson, Cumbria Constabulary, said: “Agencies across the county are working hard, including many working throughout the night in order to limit the effect of the latest heavy rainfall.

“Drivers, as always, are asked to make sure their cars are ready and legal to drive in the treacherous conditions being experienced today. Please forward plan your journey, affording extra time to deal with slower travel times and the additional hazards of wind and surface water which are present. All road users are asked to drive in accordance with the conditions and take extra-care for their own safety”.

Keep up-to-date with the weather at www.metoffice.gov.uk and the latest flood situation at www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding or follow @EnvAgencyNW on Twitter for the latest updates.

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