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Winter storms: travel and schools updates

Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank brought chaos to Cumbria and the south of Scotland, leading to heavy flooding and mass road closures.

Since then, many roads have also been affected by snow and ice.

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Severe rain to hit Cumbria again on Wednesday

The Environment Agency has warned that further serve rain is on its way to Cumbria. The EA expect the downpours to hit on Wednesday and as the ground is already saturated flooding is likely.

"The Met Office are predicting severe rain on Wednesday so there are chances of further flooding in Cumbria but we are unable to make detailed predictions until we have better information on where the rain is likely to fall. Though we are not expecting it to be as bad as in early December.

"Our focus today moved to Lancashire and Yorkshire but we still have a dedicated team in Cumbria and a staff of 750 that can be deployed where ever they are needed.

"We advise people to remain alert and keep themselves updated throughout the week."

– Ben Lukey, Environment Agency

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