Villagers near Cockermouth are facing a fifteen minute detour to get to the other side of their only bridge, after workers cut into a gas pipe.
The main road in and out of Great Broughton will be shut for four weeks.
Police are appealing for information after a man tried to abduct a 9-year-old girl in a small Cumbrian village.
On Wednesday 20 January, between 4:45pm and 5pm, he approached the girl, who was playing outside her home address in Great Broughton.
The man engaged in a brief conversation with her, before grabbing hold of her hand and trying to pull her away.
He was, however, disturbed, and left the scene in a Blue van.
He is described as in his 50s, with short brown hair, wearing a black leather jacket and blue denim jeans.