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Flood-hit Carlisle supermarkets prepare for Christmas rush

The Tesco store in Carlisle is closed for reconstruction whilst a temporary shop is built Photo: ITV Border

Two of Carlisle's main supermarkets have been closed since the floods hit last Saturday. But they're doing all they can to keep their customers stocked up for Christmas.

Tesco was six feet underwater but now has 100 construction workers working 24 hours a day. A temporary shop and pharmacy are expected to open on the site on Friday. The main store will open after the New Year at the earliest.

The temporary store at Tesco under construction and is due to open on Friday Credit: ITV Border

The Sainbury's store at Caldewgate is operating a click and collect service until it reopens on Tuesday 22 December.

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