Snow grips the region

Thousands of children are at home today after heavy snow forced schools to close across the region.

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Search for missing sheep on Isle of Man

Hundreds of volunteers in the Isle of Man braved freezing conditions today to help in the search for missing livestock.

It is feared hundreds of sheep have been buried in the snow for five days, with time running out to save the survivors.

Volunteers search for sheep Credit: ITV Granada

Many have already been found dead, costing local farmers thousands of pounds.

The crowd gathered more than fifteen hundred feet above sea level and spent all day in near-freezing temperatures.

Organisers said they were overwhelmed by the support.

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Road closures in Cumbria

Cumbria Police have released a list of roads that remain closed following the severe weather this weekend:

  • A6 from Shap Toll Bar to Kendal Caravans
  • A595 Holmrook to Millom
  • A595 Millom to Bootle
  • A592 Kirkstone Pass
  • A686 at Hartside
  • A5091 at Dockray
  • A683 Closed in places
  • B6276 between Brough to Middleton in Teasdale
  • B6259 at Kirby Stephen Garsdale
  • B6277 Alston to Middleton in Teasdale
  • B5322 St Johns in the vale
  • C2011 Pattenfoot to Boltongate
  • U2136 Clea Hill to Park End
  • U2131 Bankside to Catlands
  • U2132 Carlisle Gate to Catlands
  • C2021 Aughertree to Uldale
  • U2156 Linewath to Townhead Hesket
  • U2111 Prior Hall Mill
  • C2011 Bankside Boltongate
  • U2121 Highside to Bassenthwaite
  • U2118 Highside to Uldale

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