Winter Weather

Heavy snow and strong winds cause problems throughout Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

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450 homes 'without power overnight'

Around 450 homes in Cumbria will be without power until tomorrow after the county was hit by high winds and snow. Electricity Northwest say the roads are so bad, engineers aren't able to get out to reconnect homes.

Cumbria Police are still advising people not to travel in the south and west of the county unless absolutely necessary.

The following roads are only passable with care:

M6 Hackthorpe to Shap, A6 Shap, A590 Barrow to the M6 and the A5092 Grizebeck

The following roads are closed: A66 at Stainmore, A595 Dalton to Ireleth Road, A595 Bolton Low Houses, Wigton A595 Holmrook to Millom, A595 Millom to Bootle, A592 Kirkstone pass, A686 at Hartside, B6276 between Brough to Middleton in Teasdale and B6277 Alston to Middleton in Teasdale

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