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Snowfall causes major travel disruption

Snowfall in Castle Douglas Photo: Drew Geddes

Snow and icy conditions have brought chaos to roads across the Border region this morning.

Cumbria Police are closing roads due to heavy snowfall, which is causing collisions in the south of the county and on the M6.

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Driving conditions are also particularly poor in the Newton Stewart and Castle Douglas areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

Highways England have advised that gritters have been working overnight and this morning to clear the roads, but continuing snowfall has made driving conditions difficult.

The roads affected by snow in the region are:

  • Shap - A6
  • Keswick - A591
  • Kendal - A591 Windermere Road
  • Broughton In Furness - A595 High Cross Brow
  • Bowes - A67
  • Sedbergh - A684
  • Langholm - A7
  • Keswick - B5289 Honister Pass
  • Braithwaite - B5292 Whinlatter Pass
  • Ennerdale Bridge - Cold Fell Road
  • Corney - Corney Fell Road
  • Eskdale - Hardknott Pass
  • Buttermere - Newlands Pass
  • Newton Stewart - A714

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Earlier this morning, hazardous driving conditions caused a four vehicle collision on the A711 near Beeswing. Dumfries and Galloway Police have reported that the vehicles have now been moved to the side of the road.

One of the cars that crashed on the A711 near Beeswing village Credit: Drew Geddes

A yellow warning for snow across parts of Cumbria and southern Scotland is in place until 3pm today because of the freezing conditions.

The coldest temperatures are expected in rural Scotland.

The heaviest snowfall is forecast in parts of northern England with 5cm-10cm increasing to 15cm over higher ground.

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