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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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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