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Snow and ice cause hazardous driving conditions in Cumbria

Collision on Old Scotch Road Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

Police are reporting hazardous driving conditions in Cumbria as roads close across the county due to ice forming on untreated surfaces.

Roads affected:

  • Corney Fell Road. Closed both ways between Corney and Duddon Bridge.
  • Newlands Pass. Closed between Buttermere and Braithwaite.
  • Cold Fell Road. Closed both ways between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge.
  • Hardknott Pass. Closed both ways between Eskdale and Little Langdale.
A592 Kirkstone Pass Credit: Cumbria County Council

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice across the county, between the early hours of this morning and 6pm on Saturday.

Motorists are advised to take extra care as ice and snow forming on untreated surfaces could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions.

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'Bitterly cold winds' set to bring snow to the region

Snowman in Newbiggin Credit: ITV Border

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the Border region, with 'bitterly cold winds' bringing temperatures not far from freezing.

During Friday between the early hours of the morning until 6pm, 2-5 cm of snow is likely to fall, with icy surfaces forming overnight. This is expected to cause travel delays and cancellations to public transport, with potential interruptions to power supplies.

On Sunday, heavy snow is possible between 4am and 11.55pm. Motorists are warned this could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions. Access to rural communities could also be cut off.

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Latest flooding updates in the Border region

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The following flood warning and alerts are in place across the Border region:

  • A flood warning has been issued for Loch Ryan - Dumfries and Galloway. Flooding from the sea is expected to to affect low lying land, roads and properties at Stranraer this afternoon at 2pm.
  • A flood alert has been issued for the Coast at North Morecambe Bay - Cumbria between 1pm and 3pm. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Roosebeck, Canal Foot, Arnside and Sandside.
  • A flood alert has also been issued for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water - Cumbria. Main areas at risk are around Derwent Water, where flooding is possible to roads close to the lake around 4pm.

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In his first television interview since re-signing the world rally champion driver Sébastien Ogier, the boss of M-Sport, Malcolm Wilson tells ITV Border about his plans for the future.

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