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A number of roads continue to affected in parts of Cumbria following last night’s weather conditions.
The M6 Southbound remains passible on the hard shoulder and one lane following a one vehicle road traffic collision where a HGV was blown over.
The male driver was was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with minor injuries.
The road will temporarily be closed later today as the recovery of the HGV is completed.
Other traffic updates include:
- The A6 between Hackthorpe and Shap remains closed following a fallen tree
- Inkerman Terrace in Whitehaven has reopened following the road’s closure after a tree fell into the road
- The A595 at Moota has reopened following its closure after a roof was blown off the former Moota Hotel
Police dealt with over 60 weather-related incidents last night.
Police would like to thank everyone for their patience and ask that motorists continue to drive carefully.
For more information on road closures visit the Cumbria Police traffic link website.
An operation is being launched by Cumbria Police to try to help children stay safe this Christmas.
They'll take any youngsters considered to be vulnerable in the west of the county to a place of safety.
Bright but cold day with sunny spells.
Blustery showers, mostly over western parts.
Snow higher ground and even temporary accumulations to lower levels. Strong, gusty southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 5 °C.
More than 600 homes remain without power in west Cumbria this morning after severe weather last night.
Electricity North West says Workington is one of the main areas affected.
Moves to reshape the provision of secondary school education are expected to be approved today.
Under the new plans St Joseph's College and Dumfries Academy would be refurbished, as well as new schools being built at Dumfries High and Maxwelltown.
Specialist higher academic and vocational studies would also be offered should plans to create a new "learning hub" go ahead.
Around 1,250 homes in Cumbria are without electricity this morning after severe weather battered the region.
A spokeswoman for Electricity North West said: "Engineers will be out at first light to try and restore power to affected homes."
Up to 3,500 were cut off at the height of the power outages last night following strong winds and heavy rain.
The A6 at Shap is closed in both directions due to a fallen tree between Jackson's Lane (Shap) and Priestclose Lane (Hackthorpe).
The inquest into the death of a man crushed by a concrete staircase he was working on, has heard that in 23 years, nothing like that had ever happened before.
Martin McGlasson suffered multiple injuries at ACP Concrete in Workington in 2011. The hearing in Cleator Moor continues.
Two lanes are closed southbound on the M6 due to overturned lorry and recovery work between J38 A685 / B6260 (Tebay) and J37 A684 (Kendal).
Cumbria Police are asking people only to travel if it is absolutely necessary, in light of the current severe weather.
You can find full details and the latest information from Cumbria Police here.
Meanwhile, police in Southern Scotland are reporting fallen trees affecting rural roads.
Members of the public can contact any police force in the UK by calling the 101 non-emergency number and following the instructions.