Weather causes Christmas getaway chaos

Disruption could hit parts of Cumbria and southern Scotland with bad weather forecast. Gale force winds and up to 40 mm of rain could fall on already saturated ground and cause some localised flooding.

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Road closures in the Borders

With strong winds and snow forecast. Localised flooding has affected some areas.

A Met Office Yellow (be aware) warning for wind remains in place for the region until midnight tonight. This could lead to debris on roads. .

The A7 south of Hawick has closed to due a landslip. BEAR Scotland and the Council are at the incident and are working to get the road re-opened. Flooding has also resulted in two minor road closures:

· WB6401 Eckford-Morebattle road at Caverton Mill

· B712 around Drumelzier


Heavy rain causing flooding on region's roads

Heavy rain and high winds are continuing to affect the counties roads.

Cumbria Police are warning motorists to take care on the A591 flooding.

They say the route from Dunmail Raise towards Grasmere and also on the Keswick side of Dunmail Raise are 'quite treacherous'.

There is a lot of surface water on the roads, and police are urging motorists to drive to the road and weather conditions.

They ask anyone driving to avoid the area where possible and allow extra time for your journey on alternative routes.

Before starting your journey, please check your route, you can keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads by visiting our Traffic Link Map.


One lane closed on M6

One lane is closed and traffic is moving slowly due to emergency repairs on M6 Southbound between J40 A66 (Penrith) and J39 B6261 (Shap).

The repairs are taking place following an incident at 12pm when the motorway was closed for a short while.

Motorists currents stuck in traffic say they have been queueing for about 15 minutes.

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