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Cumbria and southern Scotland on flood alert

Storm Eleanor is expected to cause flooding in coastal areas across the region Credit: ITV Border

A combination of high tides and storm surge caused by Storm Eleanor is expected to affect the coastal areas of Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway throughout today:

Flood warnings

  • Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth
  • Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway
  • South West Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway
  • West Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Outer Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Inner Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Fleet Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Kirkcudbright Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Rough Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Southerness Point, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Nith Tidal, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Upper Solway Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway

Flood alerts

  • Coast from Gretna to Silloth, Cumbria
  • Coast from Silloth to St Bees, Cumbria
  • Coast from St Bees Head to Millom, Cumbria
  • Lower River Eden, Cumbria
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water, Cumbria

Keep up to date with the latest flooding updates in southern Scotland and Cumbria.

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Christmas Day showers cause risk of flooding in Cumbria

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Wintry showers throughout Christmas Day have spurred a number of alerts and one warning for flooding in Cumbria today.

Flood warning

  • Keswick Campsite

Flood alerts

  • Lower River Eden
  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

Motorists are advised to take extra care as surface water is expected to form on some roads. Visit the Cumbria Police and Copeland Police Twitter pages to see which roads are affected.

  • Latest updates here.

Latest flooding updates in the Border region

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The following flood warning and alerts are in place across the Border region:

  • A flood warning has been issued for Loch Ryan - Dumfries and Galloway. Flooding from the sea is expected to to affect low lying land, roads and properties at Stranraer this afternoon at 2pm.
  • A flood alert has been issued for the Coast at North Morecambe Bay - Cumbria between 1pm and 3pm. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Roosebeck, Canal Foot, Arnside and Sandside.
  • A flood alert has also been issued for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water - Cumbria. Main areas at risk are around Derwent Water, where flooding is possible to roads close to the lake around 4pm.

Latest updates here

Flood victims do it for themselves – in true Christmas spirit

Residents in Millom are raising festive spirits as the town continues to recover from flooding.

They've taken to the streets to make a Christmas video, involving many affected homeowners, to spread festive joy in a bid to raise money.

Heavy rainfall hit 320 properties in September - affecting over 1000 people -and campaigners say 30 families are still unable to return to their homes.

The government reportedly denied attempts to access flood resilience grants as ‘not enough houses were affected’.

Cumbria roads remain closed after flooding

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Carnforth - A6 Northbound closed, heavy traffic due to flooding between A6070 and Nineteen Acre Lane / Tarn Lane.

Kendal - A684 Singleton Park Road is just passable both ways between Park Side Road and Hayclose Lane.

Abbey Town - B5307 is closed both ways between Abbeytown and Newton Arlosh.

Warcop - B6259 is closed both ways because of flooding around Swillings Lane.

Warwick-On-Eden - B6263 is closed both ways between A69 and Cumwhinton.

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Updated list of road closures due to flooding in Cumbria

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Cumbria - M6 One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic on M6 Southbound between J36 A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J35 A601(M) Carnforth.

Aldingham - A5087 Coast Road is just passable and there is slow traffic on A5087 Coast Road both ways near Riddings Lane.

Crooklands - A6070 is closed both ways between A65 / A590 (Crooklands Roundabout) and A6.

Kendal - A684 Singleton Park Road is closed both ways between Park Side Road and Hayclose Lane.

Keswick - A591 Chestnut Hill is just passable both ways between A5271 Penrith Road and B5287 Stock Lane.

Irthington - A6071 is just passable both ways.

Milton - A69 is just passable both ways.

Warcop - B6259 is closed both ways.

Soutergate - A595 is just passable both ways between Burlington Close and Tippin's Lane.

Nook - A65 is just passable both ways.

Warwick-On-Eden - B6263 is closed both ways between A69 and Cumwhinton.

Appleby-In-Westmorland - B6542 Northbound closed due to flooding at A66.

Carlisle - Kingmoor Road is closed both ways between A689 and Hartley Avenue.

Drivers are advised NOT to drive through flood water. Drains and manholes can become dislodged, leaving them uncovered - risking serious damage to vehicles.

More than 20 schools forced to close in Cumbria

More than 20 schools in Cumbria have been forced to close because of flooding in the surrounding areas. All of the schools are expected to reopen tomorrow:

  • Ambleside CofE Primary School
  • Bassenthwaite School
  • Beacon Hill Community School
  • Blennerhasset School
  • Borrowdale CofE Primary School
  • Crosscanonby St John's CofE School
  • Dowdales School
  • Great Orton Primary School
  • Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School
  • Holm Cultram Abbey CofE School
  • Holme St Cuthbert School
  • Ireby CofE School
  • Lanercost CofE School
  • Langdale CofE School
  • Oughterside Primary School
  • Richmond Hill School
  • Sandside Lodge School
  • Solway Community Technology College
  • St Michael's CofE Primary School
  • Ulverston Victoria High School
  • Waberthwaite CofE School

Please visit https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/ for the latest closures.

Northern lines blocked due to flooding

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Flooding in Aspatria has caused train services to be cancelled between Carlisle and Maryport. Services between Oxenholme and Windermere are also blocked. Trains are delayed for up to 60 minutes or have been cancelled.

Disruption is expected to continue into this afternoon. Rail replacements have been requested and passengers are advised to check the Northern website for the latest service updates.

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