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'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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Police warn 'avoid travelling' in Cumbria

Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are urging the public to avoid travelling if not necessary this morning, following heavy snowfall in Cumbria.

Emergency services are working together to deliver a coordinated response to the adverse weather conditions.

“Our advice is simple, please consider whether your journey is essential. If not, then take the safe option and avoid travelling until the weather conditions improve."

– Superintendent Justin Bibby

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