A YELLOW weather warning for snow has been extended until just before midnight on Saturday.
The Met Office says more showers and a risk of icy stretches are expected, with some rural communities becoming or remaining cut off.
A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place until 12pm today.
Heavy hail and snow showers are expected during this morning, which will build on many surfaces. Ice is also likely to form on untreated roads and pavements.
Drivers and those using public transport are advised that journey times by road, bus and train are likely to be longer. Some vehicles could become stranded.
ROADS CLOSED due to hazardous driving conditions:
- A592 Kirkstone Pass between Troutbeck and Hartsop.
- Torver - A593 around A5084.
A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Cumbria by the Met Office, between 1 and 11am on Wednesday 24 January.
Heavy rain and strong winds are expected, with some properties in danger of flooding.
Public transport could also be affected, with spray and flooding on roads making journey times longer for drivers.
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.
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.
- Latest updates here.
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.
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:
- Keswick Campsite
- 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
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.
Once again, ice will create hazardous conditions across the region between now and 11am on Friday morning.
Heavy showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow are expected with some clearer periods, making temperatures dip sharply.
Ice and snow will fall on higher ground today but will possibly affect areas at lower levels, particularly in Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders.
Ice will also form on untreated roads and surfaces, causing disruption to travel.
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.