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Weather update: Flood warnings issued in Cumbria

A number of flood warnings have been issued in Cumbria following alerts of heavy rain and gale force winds across the Border region.

Where are flood warnings in place?

  • Dragley Beck at Ulverston from Dragley Beck Bridge on Well Lane downstream to South Ulverston
  • Keswick Campsite
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness including Town Centre, Queen St
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness, including other areas
  • River Ehen at Egremont, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Mill, Springfield Rd, Vale View, Wood Bank
  • River Greta at Keswick, Fitz Park and Riverside Flats Areas
  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta
  • River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps
  • River Kent at Kendal, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, and St Johns Ambulance
  • Wiza Beck & Black Beck at Wigton, Station Rd
15 flood alerts have also been issued to parts of Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

Drivers are advised to expect difficult travel conditions and delays to their journey. For traffic updates please visit https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Traffic/Traffic.aspx

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Flood warnings issued for Dumfries and Galloway

Flood warnings: Dumfries and Galloway and Solway Firth Credit: SEPA

One flood alert and seven flood warnings have been issued for Dumfries and Galloway and along the Solway Firth coast.

Coastal flooding was predicted at around 10pm due to a combination of tidal levels and large waves.

Flood warnings have been issued for East Luce Bay, Kirkcudbright Bay, Rough Firth, South West Rhins, Southerness Point, Upper Solway Firth and West Luce Bay.

A flood alert has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway.

A flood alert means flooding is possible. A flood warning means flooding is imminent and immediate action is required.

Residents are advised to be vigilant and protect themselves and their properties. Information is available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

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Cumbria flooding causes further road closures and delays

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued until 7pm Credit: ITV Border

A number of bridges remain closed due to flooding and further delays are expected across Cumbria as the county is issued another weather warning.

Bridge closures:

  • A595 Holmrook Bridge is closed at Holmrook
  • B5345 Kersey Bridge is closed at Thornhill
  • Egremont Bridge is closed at Egremont

Delays:

  • A595 Southbound between A5094 Inkerman Terrace (Whitehaven) and North Road / East Road / Main Street (Egremont)is experiencing queueing traffic and long delays.

Drivers are advised NOT to drive through flood water. Drains and manholes can become dislodged, leaving them uncovered - risking serious damage to vehicles.

Flooding hits Cumbrian homes

Localised flooding has hit south Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

Several properties in Millom have been flooded after heavy rain fell in south Cumbria.

A number of roads in the Windermere area were also affected by flood water, making driving conditions difficult.

A multi-agency coordination group was set up to deal with the localised flooding, mainly in the Mainsgate Road and Market Street areas of Millom.

People affected are being asked to go to Millom Fire Station. Reception centres are also being set up.

Copeland Council is providing sandbags. People can phone the emergency line on 0151 2956524.

However the police say the rain is now clearing in Millom and South Cumbria, and no further flooding is predicted.

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