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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


  • 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.


M6 crane fire: Southbound carriageway now open

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The M6 Southbound carriageway is now open following a crane fire on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway.

The M6 Northbound at J36 is still closed, but traffic is being cleared by one lane. Junctions 37 to 39 Northbound are now open.

The M6 Northbound carriageway at J36 is expected to be kept closed for several hours for recovery work. Diversions are in place.

Emergency services tackle crane fire on the M6

The road was closed in both directions between J36 and 39 Credit: Cumbria Police

Emergency services are dealing with a crane fire on the M6. The road was closed both directions between J36 and 39 for a number of hours.

Police were called at 7.39am following reports of a crane on fire on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between J36 and 37.

Recovery work is underway on the M6 Northbound carriageway at J36 and one lane is still closed. Diversions are in place.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Credit: ITV Border
Credit: ITV Border

Update: Road closures in Cumbria

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There are a number of roads which have been closed across Cumbria due to flooding.

The remaining road closures are:

  • Holmrook - A595 Holmrook Bridge
  • Thornhill - B5345 Kersey Bridge

Drivers are advised not to drive through flood water and find an alternative route.

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Yellow weather warning: Heavy rain causing travel delays across Cumbria

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Heavy rain overnight is affecting journeys across Cumbria this morning, with surface water on many of the regions roads.

Drivers can expect delays, with the yellow weather warning for heavy rain remains in place until 3.00pm today.

Here's some of the routes affected:

  • A591 at Windermere partially blocked near Thwaites Lane.
  • A591 at Troutbeck Bridge partially blocked near Bridge Lane.
  • Delays on A595 between Bothel and Wigton due to standing water.
  • Bowness-on-Windermere ferry not operating due to strong winds.
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