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Beast from the East: Updates for Friday 2 March

Snow brought by the 'Beast from the East' combined with strong winds is causing a third day of school closures and severe travel disruption.

AMBER and YELLOW weather warnings remain active across the region.

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Weather: AMBER SNOW WARNING LIFTED

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An AMBER BE PREPARED warning for SNOW which covered parts of Cumbria and southern Scotland has been lifted.

A YELLOW warning for STRONG WINDS across Cumbria is in place until 12pm today.

This may cause further disruption to travel, with some power cuts and potential damage to buildings.

A YELLOW warning for SNOW covers much of the region and is expected to continue until just before midnight on Saturday 3 March.

Showers and icy surfaces are expected to form, whilst some rural communities could become or remain cut off.

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