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Bad weather causes major delays on Border region roads

Heavy rain, and some snow, has caused disruption on some major roads in Cumbria and the south of Scotland.

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Gritters out as Cumbria prepares for heavy snowfall

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out tomorrow morning after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for the region’s major roads.

A yellow warning for snow will be in place across the North West between 3am and 12 noon on Wednesday in response to heavy snow on high ground. Cumbria and Lancashire are considered to be at greatest risk

Phil Stockford, North West Emergency planning manager for Highways England, said: “Gritters are out treating our routes, but it is still important to drive to the conditions when snow is forecast.

“Keep your distance and reduce your speed, because even in conditions that seem normal, and the snow is not settling, it can be slippery in patches where ice patches have formed, or where fresh grit has not been worked into the carriageway.

“Drivers should plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a snow kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel.”

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