1. ITV Report

Flood warnings in place

As river levels rose overnight and the rain and wind continued to batter the region driving conditions became treacherous.Cumbria police dealt with more than 30 incidents overnight

Lanes on the M6 were closed just north of junction 41 because of standing water. Vehicles were able to pass with care using the one remaining open lane.

Advice continues to motorists to take care when driving and be aware of difficult road conditions and poor visibility.

With rain expected to continue today, people are advised to check the Environment Agency website for any flooding updates

Flood barriers being erected in Appleby Credit: ITV Border

In Appleby the Environment Agency have issued a Flood warning - their second highest alert. It means that flooding is expected and action should be taken. In response the flood barriers in the town have been erected.

River Eden in the town is expected to peak at 3pm. The river is full and debries including trees are floating in it.

On the railways there has been big disruption on the Carlisle to Seattle line mainly due to a landslide and flooding.

The line is currently closed. These are the problems:

  • A landslip in the Smardale area, near Kirkby Stephen.
  • Flooding at Stainforth Tunnel
  • Flooding at Switches farm
  • Flooding at Tatterthwaite

There is also a 20mph speed limit on the West Coast mainline at Tebay.

Flood barriers going up in Appleby Credit: ITV Border

Flooding has also affected the Scottish Borders. Residents living near Eddlestone water at the Cuddyside in Peebles have been warned to return home, as their homes are at risk at flooding. They advising people to rescue what they can and move as much as possible to higher ground and upstairs.

Eddlestone water seeping onto the streets at Cuddyside Credit: ITV Border

There have been flooding issues in and around Carlisle. These pictures have been sent by one of our reporters.

Cars giong under St Ninians Bridge Credit: ITV Border
The River Caldew at Cummersdale is fast flowing Credit: ITV Border
Land close to the River Caldew Credit: ITV Border

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