Eleven rescued from Kirkstone Pass

Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance staff had to rescue eleven people after wintry weather closed in on the Kirkstone Pass.

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Cars abandoned on snow-covered Kirkstone pass

Cars abandoned overnight on a snow-covered pass in the Lake District. Credit: ITV Border

Several cars and an ambulance were trapped at Kirkstone pass in The Lake District after snow fell.

The ambulance was recovered this morning but a number of cars are still waiting recovery.

Police are advising motorists not to attempt to drive though the pass at the moment.

The Kirkstone pass remains closed. Credit: ITV Border

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Road remains closed

Three people were hurt in a collision on the pass yesterday

Langdale and Ambleside and Patterdale mountain rescue teams assisted the North West Ambulance Service at the scene after an ambulance sent to the crash became stuck in snow.

Kirkstone Pass currently remains closed. Hardknott and Wrynose Passes should also be considered closed due to dangerous road conditions.

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