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Flood warning issued for Keswick

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A flood warning has been issued for Keswick, alongside 9 less severe flood alerts across Cumbria.

Flooding is expected at Keswick Campsite as the level of Derwentwater remains high because heavy rainfall on previous days.

A yellow weather warning for Cumbria issued by the Met Office is in place until 7pm today. Public transport journey times are expected to take longer and flooding of properties is possible.

Two flood warnings for Cumbria

There are currently two flood warnings in place for Cumbria.

The River Eden at Carlisle, and the Keswick Campsite are both at high risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency say that low lying roads, car parks, residential and commercial properties are most at risk along the River Eden.

At the Keswick Campsite the levels of Derwentwater are expected to rise as a result of persistent wind and rain.

It's likely to remain high with the flood warning in place for several days into the New Year.

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