Flooding hits Cumbria closing roads and schools

There are 16 flood alerts in place and a weather warning for heavy rain is in force until 3.00pm today.

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Update: Road closures in Cumbria

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There are a number of roads which have been closed across Cumbria due to flooding.

The remaining road closures are:

  • Holmrook - A595 Holmrook Bridge
  • Thornhill - B5345 Kersey Bridge

Drivers are advised not to drive through flood water and find an alternative route.

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Flood warnings issued for Egremont and Keswick

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Two flood warnings have been issued in Cumbria, on top of the less severe 18 flood alerts already in place.

The warnings are in effect at Keswick campsite and the area surrounding the River Ehen in Egremont.

A warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

Rail services cancelled and delayed

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A number of rail services in Cumbria are delayed or cancelled due to heavy rain causing flooding in the county.

Trains between Carlisle and Maryport are cancelled, with a road replacement service in place.

Trains on the West Coast mainline could be delayed up to 60 minutes due to a speed restriction near Oxenholme.

National Rail says the disruption is expected to last until 6.00pm.

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Full list of road closures in Cumbria

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Heavy rain has caused flooding on numerous roads across Cumbria.

Cumbria County Council has published a list of road closures in the county:

  • Harriston Road, Aspatria
  • Bridekirk Dovenby – Between School and A594
  • Broughton Bridge to Harris Brow
  • Tallentire – One Way
  • A595 between Thursby and Cockermouth
  • Cold Fell
  • Broughton Moor to Linefoot
  • Dearham to A594
  • Duddon Bridge – Possible Closure
  • Ennerdale to Wath Brow
  • A595 High House Road – St Bees to A595
  • Blennerhasset and Baggrow
  • Frizington to Lamplugh
  • Egremont Bridge and Forge Bridge near Eskdale

Cumbria school closures

The following schools in Cumbria have been shut because of flooding.

  • Blennerhasset School
  • Borrowdale Primary School
  • Bridekirk Dovenby Primary School
  • Ireby School
  • Oughterside Primary School
  • Richmond Hill School
  • St Michael's Primary School
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