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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.

  • Check the roads in Cumbria before you travel here

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.


Police snow warning

Police are warning drivers to take care on our region's roads over the weekend after the first significant snow fell over night. Snow and ice are affecting many areas, especially on higher ground but so far no serious incidents on our roads have been reported.

"Deteriorating light and weather can lead to challenging conditions especially on narrow rural roads. We ask that all motorists take into account these challenges when driving as too many road collisions are caused by those in control of a vehicle failing to adapt.

Motorists are responsible for their own vehicle and making sure that there are no deficiencies. Please make sure that your lights are in working order and that oil, anti-freeze and washer fluid levels are kept topped up due to increased usage from dirt and salt that is sprayed up from wet roads.

“Winter tyre checks are also important in combating the elements. If you are unable to check them yourself please see a specialist who will be able to make sure that you have the correct tyre conditioning, pressure and tread depth. Some garages offer winter checks for free, so please take advantage of this as it can save lives."

– Chief Inspector Terry Bathgate, Cumbria Police

I fully support the Constabulary’s campaign to raise awareness for motorists about the challenges faced when driving in the winter, and what checks they can carry out to ensure their cars are up to the task. Prevention is by far the best option, so I would urge motorists to take the necessary steps to stay safe, to prevent accidents and avoid prosecution.

– Richard Rhodes, Police and Crime Commissioner Cumbria Police

Ice warning for southern Scotland

Ice has been causing problems on roads across the region Credit: ITV News Border

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Icy stretches are expected to form on untreated roads with continuing snow and rain showers overnight.

Motorists are asked to take extra precautions and to be prepared for possible delays.

The warning is in place until 10am tomorrow (12th March).

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