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Businesses at risk of flood damage as beck bursts its banks

Flooding off the A69 at Warwick Bridge Credit: ITV Border

Heavy overnight rain has led to a beck bursting its banks and put nearby shops and businesses at risk of flood damage.

Firefighters are currently on the scene pumping out water just off the A69 at Warwick Bridge near Carlisle.

Firefighters at the scene pumping out water Credit: ITV Border

The businesses, including a cafe, are closed as they've been cut off and surrounded by the flood.

Businesses at Warwick Bridge cut off by water Credit: ITV Border

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Collapsed bridge "cut our summer off"

A bridge which collapsed during flash flooding two years ago, cutting the village of Great Corby off from neighbouring Warwick Bridge, has reopened.

The road at Stony Beck gave way following torrential rain in the summer of 2011.

A temporary bridge was put up afterwards, but the road has been closed for the last three months.

The county council insists the road was reopened as soon as possible - but businesses say the timing of the closure has been unfortunate.

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