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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

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Northern lines blocked due to flooding

Credit: PA

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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Weather update: Flood warnings issued in Cumbria

A number of flood warnings have been issued in Cumbria following alerts of heavy rain and gale force winds across the Border region.

Where are flood warnings in place?

  • Dragley Beck at Ulverston from Dragley Beck Bridge on Well Lane downstream to South Ulverston
  • Keswick Campsite
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness including Town Centre, Queen St
  • Poaka Beck, The Yarl, Hagg Gill and Butts Beck at Dalton in Furness, including other areas
  • River Ehen at Egremont, Bleach Green, Ennerdale Mill, Springfield Rd, Vale View, Wood Bank
  • River Greta at Keswick, Fitz Park and Riverside Flats Areas
  • River Greta at Keswick, Keswick Campsite, Rugby Club and Quinta
  • River Kent at Burneside, Steeles Row and Carling Steps
  • River Kent at Kendal, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, and St Johns Ambulance
  • Wiza Beck & Black Beck at Wigton, Station Rd
15 flood alerts have also been issued to parts of Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

Drivers are advised to expect difficult travel conditions and delays to their journey. For traffic updates please visit

Flood warnings issued for Dumfries and Galloway

Flood warnings: Dumfries and Galloway and Solway Firth Credit: SEPA

One flood alert and seven flood warnings have been issued for Dumfries and Galloway and along the Solway Firth coast.

Coastal flooding was predicted at around 10pm due to a combination of tidal levels and large waves.

Flood warnings have been issued for East Luce Bay, Kirkcudbright Bay, Rough Firth, South West Rhins, Southerness Point, Upper Solway Firth and West Luce Bay.

A flood alert has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway.

A flood alert means flooding is possible. A flood warning means flooding is imminent and immediate action is required.

Residents are advised to be vigilant and protect themselves and their properties. Information is available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.


Cumbria flooding causes further road closures and delays

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued until 7pm Credit: ITV Border

A number of bridges remain closed due to flooding and further delays are expected across Cumbria as the county is issued another weather warning.

Bridge closures:

  • A595 Holmrook Bridge is closed at Holmrook
  • B5345 Kersey Bridge is closed at Thornhill
  • Egremont Bridge is closed at Egremont


  • A595 Southbound between A5094 Inkerman Terrace (Whitehaven) and North Road / East Road / Main Street (Egremont)is experiencing queueing traffic and long delays.

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

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