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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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'Bitterly cold winds' set to bring snow to the region

Snowman in Newbiggin Credit: ITV Border

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across the Border region, with 'bitterly cold winds' bringing temperatures not far from freezing.

During Friday between the early hours of the morning until 6pm, 2-5 cm of snow is likely to fall, with icy surfaces forming overnight. This is expected to cause travel delays and cancellations to public transport, with potential interruptions to power supplies.

On Sunday, heavy snow is possible between 4am and 11.55pm. Motorists are warned this could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions. Access to rural communities could also be cut off.

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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.

Met office: decent weather in Cumbria 'coming to an end'

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The Met office have issued a rain warning for Cumbria and the northwest of England for the week of 5 June. The next few days are expected to to be cooler, with stronger winds and outbreaks of rain and showers.

  • Monday: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy. The focus for the highest rainfall totals looks like being west of the Pennines, running from southern parts of Cumbria southwards. With the rain continuing all day there will be plenty of surface water building up, which may cause some localised issues affecting roads and possibly properties.
  • Monday Night: Rain continuing, but becoming a little lighter and more showery in nature by the end of the night.
  • Tuesday: Cloudy with showers in Cumbria and Northwest England. Showers dying out overnight.
  • Wednesday to Friday: Remaining unsettled with spells of rain/showers interspersed with drier interludes. The timing of the rain and showers will become clear as the forecast develops in the coming days.

A yellow warning of rain has also been issued, with the Met Office saying up to 80mm of rain is possible by 6am on Tuesday, 6 June, for the southern half of Cumbria.

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Severe rain to hit Cumbria again on Wednesday

The Environment Agency has warned that further serve rain is on its way to Cumbria. The EA expect the downpours to hit on Wednesday and as the ground is already saturated flooding is likely.

"The Met Office are predicting severe rain on Wednesday so there are chances of further flooding in Cumbria but we are unable to make detailed predictions until we have better information on where the rain is likely to fall. Though we are not expecting it to be as bad as in early December.

"Our focus today moved to Lancashire and Yorkshire but we still have a dedicated team in Cumbria and a staff of 750 that can be deployed where ever they are needed.

"We advise people to remain alert and keep themselves updated throughout the week."

– Ben Lukey, Environment Agency

Cumbria assess the damage following high winds

Cumbria is assessing the damage following high winds which saw gales of up to 100mph batter the county.

Trees have fallen down and the M6 and A66 were closed for a period of time over nights.

Do you have any storm photos? Send them to us as btvnews@itv.com or tweet us @ITVBorder

Tree down in Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle Credit: ITV News
Tree down in Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle Credit: ITV News
Tree down in Currock Park Avenue, Carlisle Credit: ITV News
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