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Sellafield has returned to normal after a precautionary 'site incident' was declared earlier because of the bad weather.
Many staff were sent home early because of concerns over their welfare and safety on site.
Sellafield nuclear plant has been closed due to "staff welfare" following adverse weather, a spokesperson has said:
Sellafield has declared a precautionary 'Site Incident' because of the bad weather currently affecting the area. They have stressed that the move is nothing to be concerned about and is 'in line with well rehearsed procedures'.
Some staff at the site will be allowed to leave early as weather conditions worsen.
A press spokesman said: