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Your pictures: homes snowed in near Creetown

Snow drifts near Creetown, in Dumfries and Galloway, meant people had to dig themselves out of their homes.

Cherie Churchill had to dig herself out using a dustpan Credit: Cherie Churchill
People had to climb over snow drifts to get out of their houses Credit: Cherie Churchill
The roads are also blocked, cutting off this community from nearby Creetown Credit: Cherie Churchill

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3,000 homes still without power in Dumfries and Galloway

Power has been restored to thousands of homes in Dumfries and Galloway but 3,000 homes are yet to be reconnected. Power was lost in Garlieston, Port William, Sorbie, Whithorn and Drummore and Isle of Whithorn on Friday following heavy snow and high winds.

Scottish Power says 200 engineers are working to reconnect those areas. Dumfries and Galloway Council have supplied generators to some of the affected parts of the region and are working to get provisions into those places.

Many major routes in Dumfries and Galloway are now open following closures on Friday and Saturday but many minor routes are only passable with care. Police are still advising drivers to only go out if necessary.

10,000 people without power in Wigtown and Stewartry areas

Around 10,000 homes are without power in the Wigtown and Stewartry areas of Dumfries and Galloway.

The affected towns and villages area in the Machars area and include Portpatrick, Drummore and the Isle of Whithorn.

Scottish Power have deployed engineers to reconnect power but can't reach the affected areas because of snow drifts of up to 10 feet deep.

Generators are being taken in by off road vehicles and lifeboats which were going to take supplies have been stood down for the night because of rough seas.

Update: Cumbria Police deal with 1500 calls about weather

Cumbria Police say they've dealt with 1500 calls for assistance concerning the weather since Friday morning. These include roads being blocked, accidents and people being stranded in cars.

Roads still closed include the A66 at Stainmore, A595 around Holmrook and Millom, Kirstone Pass (A592) and A686 at Hartside. Police say agencies are working 'relentlessly' to clear snow from roads but are being hampered by strong winds. In some parts, there are snow drifts of up to 20 feet.

Around 70 people spent the night in an emergency shelter after becoming stranded around Millom. Motorists who feel their journey is essential are being asked to check before they travel. People are also being asked to check on vulnerable relatives and neighbours.

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