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Cars abandoned on snow-covered Kirkstone pass

Cars abandoned overnight on a snow-covered pass in the Lake District.
Cars abandoned overnight on a snow-covered pass in the Lake District. Credit: ITV Border

Several cars and an ambulance were trapped at Kirkstone pass in The Lake District after snow fell.

The ambulance was recovered this morning but a number of cars are still waiting recovery.

Police are advising motorists not to attempt to drive though the pass at the moment.

The Kirkstone pass remains closed.
The Kirkstone pass remains closed. Credit: ITV Border

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Road remains closed

Three people were hurt in a collision on the pass yesterday

Langdale and Ambleside and Patterdale mountain rescue teams assisted the North West Ambulance Service at the scene after an ambulance sent to the crash became stuck in snow.

Kirkstone Pass currently remains closed. Hardknott and Wrynose Passes should also be considered closed due to dangerous road conditions.

Training to help injured cyclists

Neil Atkinson, Organiser

British Cycling has teamed up with mountain rescuers, the RAF and air ambulance to simulate what would happen in the event of a serious biking accident in the Lake District. Organiser, Neil Atkinson of British Cycling, said:

"This is all about putting skills to use in real life situations. We are training the cycle leaders of the future and days like this are invaluable in helping them deal with emergencies. We're working with the Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance today to make this as realistic as possible"

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Rescue simulation in Lakes

Cyclist "rescued" in training exercise Credit: ITV News Border

Rescuers in the Lake District have been learning how to deal with a serious mountain biking accident.

A major exercise has been taking place near Ambleside, involving British Cycling, mountain rescue teams and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.


Rescuers come to help after biking accident Credit: ITV News Border
Rescuers have cycling "accident" sprung on them Credit: ITV News Border

Full Report: Mountain Rescue Teams issue weather warning for spring walkers

A walker who had no map and couldn't tell rescuers where he was, and several other cases of hypothermia, have led Mountain Rescue Teams in the Lake District to issue an urgent warning to walkers.

Temperatures on higher ground are unusually cold for May and fresh snow has fallen in the past few days.

One rescue group says despite summer approaching, they're worried people could die if they don't take the right equipment.

Watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.

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