1. ITV Report

Update: Bridges & diversion routes

131 bridges throughout Cumbria require inspection. 72 have been inspected so far, with the remaining inspections due to be completed today.

· Pooley Bridge and Middleton Hall Bridge have been destroyed.

· Little Braithwaite Bridge, Gowan Old Bridge (Staveley), Hawes Bridge (Natland), Abbey Bridge (Staveley) and Millers Footbridge in Cockermouth have been partially lost.

· Eden Bridge (Carlisle), Greta Bridge (Keswick), Derwent Bridge (Cockermouth), Eamont Bridge (near Penrith), Rickerby Memorial Footbridge and St Lawrence Bridge (Appleby) and the bridge at New Road, Burneside are closed to all traffic pending diving inspections.

The scene at Pooley Bridge near Ullswater Credit: ITV Border

· Major structural damage on the A591 main north south route through the Lake District with 21 miles completely impassable. The diversion is a distance of 41 miles.

· Major structural damage on the A592 at Ullswater. The diversion route is 51 miles.

· Major structural damage on the A686 at Langwathby. The diversion route is 70 miles.

The situation is changing hourly and we're working as fast as we can with army colleagues to assess the overall impact on our highways infrastructure. There is no doubt the damage is of a scale we've never seen before, there are thousands of tonnes of debris on roads, carriageways and bridges washed away and that's only the damage we can see now. As we clear up there is no doubt more will emerge. We'd ask the public to be patient as we try and get Cumbria moving again."

– Cumbria County Council

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