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Freezing conditions: Latest updates

Snow blocking a road in Ecclefechan Photo: Andrew K Murray

Hundreds across the south of Scotland and Cumbria are continuing to deal with the aftermath of the Beast from the East.

Extreme weather wreaked chaos across the region, with days of school closures and severe travel disruption.

The region is still feeling the effects with many communities cut off by snow, roads and public transport services still impacted, and active weather warnings in the south of Scotland.

WEATHER

Credit: Met Office

A yellow ICE warning for Cumbria has been lifted.

A further yellow SNOW and ICE warning remains in place until just before midnight tonight, Monday 5 March in the Scottish Borders.

Snow showers and icy stretches are expected, with potential further delays to travel and impacts to power.

A yellow RAIN and SNOW warning is also in place from the early hours of Tuesday 6 March until 9pm in the Scottish Borders.

A spell of persistent snow is expected, with possible delays to travel.

As snow continues to thaw, the Scottish Borders is also under an AMBER FLOOD ALERT.

This means flooding is possible and residents are asked to be prepared.

Some areas have already started to become affected.

MILITARY

Around 150 people in Cumbria are still completely cut off by snow.

The council have asked for help from the military to make an emergency air drop of food supplies to communities which have now been cut off for five days.

Several communities in the south of Scotland are also remain affected by the aftermath of the severe weather.

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SCHOOLS

The majority of schools across the Border region have now re-opened, after hundreds were forced to close last week.

In Dumfries and Galloway, a phased return approach is being taken to ensure the safety of pupils.

19 primary schools remain fully closed.

All schools in Cumbria and the Scottish Borders have re-opened.

ROAD CLOSURES

During the worst of the Beast from the East, public transport was brought to a standstill and drivers were advised to travel only it their journey was essential.

A number of roads in Cumbria remain closed due to snow.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Trains are now travelling north of Carlisle for the first time in several days.

Services are now running between Carlisle and Scotland on the West Coast Mainline.

Some bus services in the Borders are experiencing disruption because of road conditions.

However, bus services in Cumbria are operating as normal on all routes.