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Floods overnight in West Cumbria

Storms have caused flash flooding overnight in parts of West Cumbria, particularly from Egremont to Gosforth. Mountain Rescue Teams were called out to help with properties damaged and a number of cars were stranded on the roads.

At Beckermet, near Egremont, water reached above the height of the cars and Cumbria Police are concerned about an unstable bridge next to the White Mare.

However, the Environment Agency have now stood down an emergency room set up overnight and police say the water appears to have subsided.

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