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Met Office issues fresh warning for ice

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As snow causes disruption to travel across the region, motorists are warned that driving conditions could become much worse as the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for ice.

Between 3pm today and 12pm on Saturday, ice stretches are expected to form on untreated roads and pavements.

Further showers could also give another 1 to 3cm of snow in places over Scotland, mainly on higher ground.

Snow and icy conditions close roads across Cumbria

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A number of roads have been closed across Cumbria due to snow and icy conditions.

These are:

  • Keswick to Loweswater - B5289 Honister Pass
  • Braithwaite to Lorton - B5292 Whinlatter Pass
  • Ennerdale Bridge to Calder Bridge - Cold Fell Road
  • Corney to Duddon Bridge - Corney Fell Road
  • Eskdale to Little Langdale - Hardknott Pass
  • Buttermere to Braithwaite - Newlands Pass

Drivers are asked to take extra care and plan alternative routes to their journeys.

The Met Office has also issued a warning for snow in parts of Cumbria and southern Scotland from the early hours of Friday morning and into the afternoon. Driving conditions and travel times are likely to be affected.

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Ice causes traffic chaos

Police across the Border region have been dealing with a number of accidents due to icy conditions on the roads.

In Dumfries and Galloway, police are warning of ice after a gritter lorry slid off the carriageway on the A76 north of Sanquhar earlier today.

In Cumbria, there have been multiple crashes including in West Cumbria and along the A66 at Temple Sowerby which is currently closed.

Other roads closed this morning include: Buttermere - Newlands Pass Eskdale - Hardknott Pass.

Gritter lorry crashes on A76 north of Sanquhar Credit: Police Scotland

More ice predicted for the Border region

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Once again, ice will create hazardous conditions across the region between now and 11am on Friday morning.

Heavy showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow are expected with some clearer periods, making temperatures dip sharply.

Ice and snow will fall on higher ground today but will possibly affect areas at lower levels, particularly in Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.

Ice will also form on untreated roads and surfaces, causing disruption to travel.

Met Office issues further yellow warning for ice

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Ice will again form on some surfaces across the region from 4pm today to 11am on Thursday morning.

Wintry showers could lead to a build up of snow on higher grounds.

Untreated roads and pathways will become slippery, causing a small chance of travel disruption in parts of the Scottish Borders.

Three roads in Cumbria remain closed due to icy conditions:

  • Ennerdale Bridge - Cold Fell Road is closed due to ice between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge.
  • Eskdale - Hardknott Pass is closed due to ice between Eskdale and Little Langdale.
  • Buttermere - Newlands Pass is closed due to ice between Buttermere and Braithwaite.


Dumfries and Galloway under warnings for snow and ice

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A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place for part of Dumfries and Galloway until this afternoon, following sub-zero temperatures which hit the region over the weekend.

There could be snowfalls of 2-5cm on some high ground, whilst ice is likely to be the main hazard. Untreated surfaces will be slippery, and travel times will be longer right through the Monday morning rush hour.

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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Further ice warning issued for Cumbria and southern Scotland

A yellow warning suggests that severe weather is possible Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in Cumbria and southern Scotland.

Ice is likely to form on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday on roads, pavements and cycle paths that haven't been gritted.

Snow showers are also expected on high grounds. Drivers are warned there is a risk of slippery surfaces which will make driving conditions difficult.

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