1. ITV Report

Heavy rain closes roads in west Cumbria

Heavy rain causes a flash flood Photo: ITV Border

Police are warning motorists to avoid Whitehaven town centre because of the threat of localised flooding.Heavy rainfall and a high tide means the following streets will be temporarily closed by Cumbria police for safety regions:

  • Market Street
  • Tangier Street
  • Roper Street
  • Lowther Street
  • Coach Road
A drain overflows in west Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

There are reports that parts of Hensingham are experiencing flooding. Police will be diverting traffic from the Pelican Garage and Inkerman Terrace in Whitehaven.

A drain unable to cope in west Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

No evacuations have taken place at this time however police are in the local area, providing advice to residents and businesses.

Flood water has ripped open the road Credit: ITV Border