Beast from the East: Updates for Friday 2 March

Snow brought by the 'Beast from the East' combined with strong winds is causing a third day of school closures and severe travel disruption.

AMBER and YELLOW weather warnings remain active across the region.

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Snow storm cuts off power to properties in Cumbria

Hundreds of properties in Cumbria are without power after high winds and drifting snow have caused faults to power lines across the county.

Electricity North West say 3,000 properties are without power mainly in Cumbria and the Peak District.

Engineers have restored supplies to 12,000 properties, but there are still around 100 separate faults to be repaired.

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