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Flood warnings remain in place as more heavy rain forecast

Langholm landslide. Credit: ITV Border

A flood warning remains in place at Keswick Campsite in Cumbria after a weekend of heavy rain.

Fifteen flood alerts are also in force across other parts of the county, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Alerts are considered the lowest class of flood risk by The Environment Agency and SEPA.

Spadeadam was the wettest place in the United Kingdom on Saturday with 71.4mm of rainfall recorded - nearly Cumbria's entire monthly average of 82.4mm for August.

Lochmaben in Dumfries and Galloway saw over 60mm of rain over a 36 hour period.

The West Coast Mainline was flooded on Saturday Credit: Network Rail

Road, rail and air travel have been affected as a result of the flooding, with the West Coast mainline closed between Carlisle and Lockerbie.

Roads in Dumfries and Galloway were disrupted as two lanes were closed on the A74 southbound due to standing water. A landslide closed the A7 near Langholm on Sunday, and delays are still expected today:

Carlisle Lake District Airport has re-opened after flights were suspended due to a water-logged runway.

Flights were diverted to Newcastle International Airport and a local coach company transported passengers.

Schedules journeys to London Southend, Dublin and Belfast are now back to normal.

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The River Eden burst its banks on Saturday and flooded Stonyholme Golf Course in Carlisle. The course has been devastated many times in the past by extreme weather conditions.

A footbridge leading to the green was left underwater on Saturday but has since been reopened.

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The Met Office has

More rain is expected over the course of the day and police have warned drivers to take care when travelling.

We would ask people to consider the bad weather and only drive if necessary. If people do have to make journeys we would ask them to be vigilant as to the road conditions and take care. We would ask drivers to leave themselves plenty of time for any journeys and to monitor local radio and websites for any travel information. If anybody does need to drive, please be aware of your surroundings, drive to the conditions you face and take care.”

– Superintendent Justin Bibby, Cumbria Police

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