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Flood warnings and alerts still in force for Cumbria

Heavy rainfall fell over Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November Photo: Helipromo

One flood warning and three flood alerts remain in place for Cumbria after the county was hit with a third of the rainfall that fell during Storm Desmond.

The areas that remain under flood warning or alert are:

4 floor warnings or alerts remain in place Credit: GOV.UK

FLOOD WARNING

  • Keswick Campsite

FLOOD ALERTS

  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
Bolton Bridge over River Eden Credit: Anne Hogg

Over Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November, some areas saw almost 100mm of rainfall - as weeks worth of showers came down over 24 hours.

The Environment Agency issued 45 flood warnings or alerts for Cumbria, which lead fire crews to be called out to 60 reports of home flooding.

More than 20 schools and double the amount of roads were forced to close, with disruption caused to rail services as lines became blocked.

The yellow warning continues into this evening to tomorrow morning Credit: Met Office

The Met Office since issued a yellow warning for ice in Cumbria and southern Scotland.

Police in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway dealt with a number of road traffic collisions this morning as drivers struggled against the icy conditions.