Storm Arwen: What is the travel news in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders?

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The storm has brought traffic disruption. Credit: PA Images

Storm Arwen hit our region hard with strong winds over the weekend and has left a trail of destruction in its wake.

In addition, many parts of the region have been covered in snow as temperatures have dropped.

The weather is affecting things on the roads and railways of our region.


  • The A591 is closed in both directions because of a fallen tree between the A592 at Rayrigg Road and Phoenix Way

  • The A595 is shut in both directions because of a fallen tree between Corney Fell, near Bootle and Duddon Bridge.


  • Service is suspended on Northern between Carlisle and Skipton due to poor conditions

  • No LNER, Transpennine Express or CrossCounty trains are running on the East Coast Mainline between Edinburgh and Newcastle, which affects services from Berwick

Earlier today there was disruption on ScotRail services between Dumfries and Kilmarnock because of a power failure but this has returned to normal.

In addition, the B5284, has reopened in both directions. A fallen tree at The Sun Inn at Crook in County Durham had been affecting traffic on the the A5074 towards Windermere.