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Met Office issues warning for snow in the Border region

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow across parts of Cumbria and southern Scotland between 3am and 3pm tomorrow.

Snowfall between 2 and 10cm is predicted on higher routes, with up to 15cm in the Pennines.

Highways England are urging drivers to be prepared before setting out on their journeys and advise that gritters will be working around the clock to keep roads from freezing.

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Snow and icy conditions close roads across Cumbria

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A number of roads have been closed across Cumbria due to snow and icy conditions.

These are:

  • Keswick to Loweswater - B5289 Honister Pass
  • Braithwaite to Lorton - B5292 Whinlatter Pass
  • Ennerdale Bridge to Calder Bridge - Cold Fell Road
  • Corney to Duddon Bridge - Corney Fell Road
  • Eskdale to Little Langdale - Hardknott Pass
  • Buttermere to Braithwaite - Newlands Pass

Drivers are asked to take extra care and plan alternative routes to their journeys.

The Met Office has also issued a warning for snow in parts of Cumbria and southern Scotland from the early hours of Friday morning and into the afternoon. Driving conditions and travel times are likely to be affected.

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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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Snow warning for drivers in Cumbria and south of Scotland

Weather warnings are in place. Credit: Met Office

Drivers in Cumbria and the south of Scotland are being warned to take care on the region's roads, as snow and ice warnings are in place overnight.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning for snow and ice, while Highways England has issued its own Amber 'be aware' alert for snow, lasting until tomorrow morning.

Highways England says in particular, higher sections of the M6 in Cumbria and trans-Pennine routes are most at risk, including the M62, M65, M66, A56, A66 and A628.

We issue severe weather alerts when there is a significant risk to vehicles using motorways and major A roads. The amber status means drivers should be prepared before setting out on journeys.

We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys. We will have extra traffic officers and recovery vehicles to help respond to any incidents.”

– Phil Stockford, Emergency Planning Manager for Highways England
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