'Beast from the East' - Updates for Wednesday 28th February

Parts of Cumbria and the south of Scotland are feeling the effects of the 'Beast from the East', with snow and freezing temperatures hitting the region overnight.

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Beast from the East closes roads across the region

Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

The Beast from the East has problems on roads across the Border region.

Many roads in Cumbria are closed as vehicles are becoming stranded, while others are said to be under hazardous conditions.

Two lanes blocked on the M6 Northbound between Kendal and Tebay. Traffic is queueing and there are long delays on the road due to stranded vehicles.

There are also reports of an accident on the M6 Southbound between J45 and J44 (Carlisle North).

Some roads in parts of the south of Scotland are also affected.

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