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Cumbria Police: Drivers can travel with caution

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Drivers in Cumbria are now being advised they can travel on roads in the county with caution.

Back roads and high roads should still be avoided where possible.

The speed restrictions on the M6 have also been lifted, while many roads in the region remain closed.

Police Scotland are still advising motorists in the south of Scotland to think before they travel.

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STRONG WINDS: Drivers asked not to drive on A595

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Drivers are being asked not to travel between Whitbeck and Bootle on the A595 because of strong winds.

Earlier this morning a wagon was blown on its side, on the same road, just south of Bootle. The driver is not believed to be injured.

A yellow warning for wind has been lifted by the Met Office, but wintry conditions are still being brought to the county by the 'Beast of the East' and Storm Emma.



Virgin Trains advise passengers not to travel

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Virgin Trains is advising passengers not to travel on the East Coast today or tomorrow because of the bad weather.

The West Coast main line between Carlisle and Scotland remains closed with no trains or replacement buses.

A Virgin Trains spokesperson said:

Due to extreme weather conditions on our east coast route, we are advising customers not to travel today or tomorrow. We’re working hard to look after our customers in whatever way we can and customers who have booked to travel will be able to use their tickets next week."

– Virgin Trains spokesperson

Passengers travelling across both the east coast and west coast routes are advised to check their journey online before travelling.

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