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What's still to come from Storm Eleanor?

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There is still a warning for strong winds in place today after Storm Eleanor brought gusts of up to 100 mph to parts of the region last night.

The Met Office's amber 'Be Prepared' warning has now been downgraded to yellow and is in place until around 6pm this evening.

Power cuts might happen and injuries from flying debris are possible in coastal communities, which are expected to be hit by large waves and spray.

Public transport may be disrupted. Information on road closures across the region can be found here.

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Met Office warns of strong winds and high tides

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Strong winds and high tides are expected to hit Cumbria and southern Scotland tomorrow from 6pm until 8am on Wednesday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, which expects western coastal communities to be worst affected.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris. Power cuts may happen, along with transport disruption or cancellation of public transport.

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Met Office issues fresh warning for ice

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As snow causes disruption to travel across the region, motorists are warned that driving conditions could become much worse as the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for ice.

Between 3pm today and 12pm on Saturday, ice stretches are expected to form on untreated roads and pavements.

Further showers could also give another 1 to 3cm of snow in places over Scotland, mainly on higher ground.

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Heavy rain for Cumbria this Christmastime

Yellow warning for rain in Cumbria Credit: Met Office

It's been a very wet Christmas for parts of Cumbria overnight, with more than 100mm of rain falling in higher areas. There is now a yellow warning for rain in force from 9:30am to 11pm today.

Further showers with heavy spells may well lead to some flooding of low lying areas, and possibly some properties in prone locations:

Flood alert

  • Keswick Campsite

Flood warnings

  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
  • Rivers Caldew and Petteril
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
  • Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck
  • Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk
  • Rivers Wampool and Ellen
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

Motorists are advised that surface water and spray will give some poor road conditions. Visit the Cumbria Police and Copeland Police Twitter pages to see which roads are affected.

The heaviest of the rain will ease off this evening, but lighter bursts are likely to continue through the night and into Boxing Day, especially over the higher Fells in Central Lakeland.

Met Office issues further yellow warning for ice

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Ice will again form on some surfaces across the region from 4pm today to 11am on Thursday morning.

Wintry showers could lead to a build up of snow on higher grounds.

Untreated roads and pathways will become slippery, causing a small chance of travel disruption in parts of the Scottish Borders.

Three roads in Cumbria remain closed due to icy conditions:

  • Ennerdale Bridge - Cold Fell Road is closed due to ice between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge.
  • Eskdale - Hardknott Pass is closed due to ice between Eskdale and Little Langdale.
  • Buttermere - Newlands Pass is closed due to ice between Buttermere and Braithwaite.

Dumfries and Galloway under warnings for snow and ice

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A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place for part of Dumfries and Galloway until this afternoon, following sub-zero temperatures which hit the region over the weekend.

There could be snowfalls of 2-5cm on some high ground, whilst ice is likely to be the main hazard. Untreated surfaces will be slippery, and travel times will be longer right through the Monday morning rush hour.

Snow and ice cause hazardous driving conditions in Cumbria

Collision on Old Scotch Road Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

Police are reporting hazardous driving conditions in Cumbria as roads close across the county due to ice forming on untreated surfaces.

Roads affected:

  • Corney Fell Road. Closed both ways between Corney and Duddon Bridge.
  • Newlands Pass. Closed between Buttermere and Braithwaite.
  • Cold Fell Road. Closed both ways between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge.
  • Hardknott Pass. Closed both ways between Eskdale and Little Langdale.
A592 Kirkstone Pass Credit: Cumbria County Council

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice across the county, between the early hours of this morning and 6pm on Saturday.

Motorists are advised to take extra care as ice and snow forming on untreated surfaces could lead to vehicles becoming stranded in difficult driving conditions.

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