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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STRONG WINDS: Drivers asked not to drive on A595

Credit: Copeland Police

Drivers are being asked not to travel between Whitbeck and Bootle on the A595 because of strong winds.

Earlier this morning a wagon was blown on its side, on the same road, just south of Bootle. The driver is not believed to be injured.

A yellow warning for wind has been lifted by the Met Office, but wintry conditions are still being brought to the county by the 'Beast of the East' and Storm Emma.

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