Winter Weather

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

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Update: Cumbria Police deal with 1500 calls about weather

Cumbria Police say they've dealt with 1500 calls for assistance concerning the weather since Friday morning. These include roads being blocked, accidents and people being stranded in cars.

Roads still closed include the A66 at Stainmore, A595 around Holmrook and Millom, Kirstone Pass (A592) and A686 at Hartside. Police say agencies are working 'relentlessly' to clear snow from roads but are being hampered by strong winds. In some parts, there are snow drifts of up to 20 feet.

Around 70 people spent the night in an emergency shelter after becoming stranded around Millom. Motorists who feel their journey is essential are being asked to check before they travel. People are also being asked to check on vulnerable relatives and neighbours.

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