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The latest flood warnings and alerts

Flood warning in Cumbria:

  • Keswick Campsite - Keswick Campsite flooding from the lake.

Flood alerts in Cumbria:

  • Coast from Gretna to Silloth - Coastline from Gretna to Silloth
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent - Lower Derwent from Bassenthwaite Lake to the coast at Workington. The Cocker from Crummock Water to Cockermouth. The River Marron from Ullock to its confluence with the Derwent near Bridgefoot
  • Middle River Eden - River Eden and tributaries from Temple Sowerby to the confluence with the River Irthing at Warwick Bridge including Langwathby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Wetheral and Warwick on Eden
  • Lower River Eden - River Eden and its tributaries from its confluence with the River Irthing through Crosby-on-Eden and Carlisle to the Solway Firth at Rockcliffe
  • Rivers Ehen, Calder, Rivers Esk and Irthing
  • Rivers Caldew and Petteril - Rivers Caldew and Petteril from the Lakeland Fells to their confluences with the Eden in Carlisle including Greystoke, Newton Reigny, Plumpton, Stockdalewath, Sebergham and Dentonholme in Carlisle
  • Upper River Eden - Upper River Eden
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water - The Upper Derwent from Seathwaite to Derwent Water
  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster - Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

Flood alerts in Southern Scotland:

Scottish Borders - Romannobridge to Lyne Station

For regular updates you can visit the Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Guidelines for walkers from Mountain Rescue Team

Thousands of people will be heading for the hills in the Lake District over the Christmas period, either walking off some of that festive fare, or just enjoying the spectacular scenery.

But while the fells look inviting, Mountain Rescue Teams in Cumbra are warning they can be dangerous, especially in winter. And they've issued some guidelines on how to stay safe. From Caldbeck, Kate Walby has more.


Flood alerts for Cumbria

The last twelve hours have seen heavy rainfall in Cumbria. More heavy rainfall is forecast throughout today and into Tuesday, which will cause rivers to rise further.

Flood alerts have been issued throughout Cumbria:

  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta
  • Upper River Eden
  • Rivers Caldew and Petteril
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

You can keep up to date with flood alerts in the region here: Environment Agency

Flood alerts issued in Southern Scotland

A flood alert has been issued by Scottish Environment Protection Agency for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Current flood alerts in the Scottish Borders:

  • Dawyck to Lyne Ford
  • Drumelzier to Dawyck
  • Peebles (Eddleston Water)
  • Romannobridge to Lyne Station
  • Shiplaw to Crossburn including Eddleston
  • The Tweed from Peebles to Yair Bridge

In Dumfries and Galloway the Whitesands has been issued with a flood alert. Cars in the car parks on the Whitesands are being removed due to the River Nith flooding.

Mountain Rescue team help hill walker near Buttermere

Nineteen members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called out to help a hill walker yesterday who became disorientated in the area of Gale Fell.

Rescue teams including the Mountain Rescue Search Dogs association were called out at around 6.20pm and searched the footpaths and fells between Buttermere and Ennerdale.

The missing man from Cleator was eventually located in the vicinity of Gale Fell.

Team members escorted him back down into the valley.


Bright idea to improve Cumbrian landscape

A project to remove hundreds of old overhead power lines and poles in an area of the Solway Coast has started. Some of the poles and lines are 60-years-old, and clearing them from the countryside is welcome news to the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The work's being carried by Electricity North West, helped by the Solway group and Natural England.

Kim Inglis went to find out more.

Dumfries flood consultation extended

Whitesands flooding Credit: ITV Border News

A public consultation into plans to protect the Whitesands in Dumfries from flooding will continue into the New year.

Around a hundred people attended an event in the town last week to hear an update on the proposals.

Dumfries and Galloway Council says there's so much interest that it will have a series of drop-in events in the new year to allow everyone to give their views.

Weather warnings for snow and ice

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice as the winter weather continues to batter the Border region.

Snow fell on higher ground yesterday and is expected on lower ground today.

There may be heavy snow of 2-5 cm at low levels in the region. On the peaks there could be between 10 -20 cms.

The warning is in force until 11am.

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