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Beast from the East closes roads across the region

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The Beast from the East has problems on roads across the Border region.

Many roads in Cumbria are closed as vehicles are becoming stranded, while others are said to be under hazardous conditions.

Two lanes blocked on the M6 Northbound between Kendal and Tebay. Traffic is queueing and there are long delays on the road due to stranded vehicles.

There are also reports of an accident on the M6 Southbound between J45 and J44 (Carlisle North).

Some roads in parts of the south of Scotland are also affected.

Cumbria roads remain closed after flooding

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Carnforth - A6 Northbound closed, heavy traffic due to flooding between A6070 and Nineteen Acre Lane / Tarn Lane.

Kendal - A684 Singleton Park Road is just passable both ways between Park Side Road and Hayclose Lane.

Abbey Town - B5307 is closed both ways between Abbeytown and Newton Arlosh.

Warcop - B6259 is closed both ways because of flooding around Swillings Lane.

Warwick-On-Eden - B6263 is closed both ways between A69 and Cumwhinton.

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Updated list of road closures due to flooding in Cumbria

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Cumbria - M6 One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic on M6 Southbound between J36 A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J35 A601(M) Carnforth.

Aldingham - A5087 Coast Road is just passable and there is slow traffic on A5087 Coast Road both ways near Riddings Lane.

Crooklands - A6070 is closed both ways between A65 / A590 (Crooklands Roundabout) and A6.

Kendal - A684 Singleton Park Road is closed both ways between Park Side Road and Hayclose Lane.

Keswick - A591 Chestnut Hill is just passable both ways between A5271 Penrith Road and B5287 Stock Lane.

Irthington - A6071 is just passable both ways.

Milton - A69 is just passable both ways.

Warcop - B6259 is closed both ways.

Soutergate - A595 is just passable both ways between Burlington Close and Tippin's Lane.

Nook - A65 is just passable both ways.

Warwick-On-Eden - B6263 is closed both ways between A69 and Cumwhinton.

Appleby-In-Westmorland - B6542 Northbound closed due to flooding at A66.

Carlisle - Kingmoor Road is closed both ways between A689 and Hartley Avenue.

Drivers are advised NOT to drive through flood water. Drains and manholes can become dislodged, leaving them uncovered - risking serious damage to vehicles.

Vehicle fire closes A69

Drivers are advised to expect delays Credit: ITV Border

A vehicle fire closed the A69 near Bardon Mill both ways between Well Bank (Bardon Mill) and A686 (Haydon Bridge).

Temporary traffic lights were later put in place while a damaged telegraph pole was repaired. The traffic lights have since been removed and repairs are now complete.

Cumbria flooding causes further road closures and delays

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued until 7pm Credit: ITV Border

A number of bridges remain closed due to flooding and further delays are expected across Cumbria as the county is issued another weather warning.

Bridge closures:

  • A595 Holmrook Bridge is closed at Holmrook
  • B5345 Kersey Bridge is closed at Thornhill
  • Egremont Bridge is closed at Egremont

Delays:

  • A595 Southbound between A5094 Inkerman Terrace (Whitehaven) and North Road / East Road / Main Street (Egremont)is experiencing queueing traffic and long delays.

Drivers are advised NOT to drive through flood water. Drains and manholes can become dislodged, leaving them uncovered - risking serious damage to vehicles.

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