Storm Ciara continues to impact roads across Cumbria

Alert message sent 09/02/2020 15:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch


Police are renewing their appeal to motorists to take extra care when travelling in Cumbria today.
 
The results of heavy rainfall are being felt across many areas of the county, with numerous roads either closed or significantly impacted due to flooding.
 
Roads affected include:
 
·         B6260 – Bridge Street in Appleby closed between Low Wiend and the Sands area
·         A592 – road between Newby Bridge and Bowness is passable with care
·         A591 – road in Kendal between Winter Lane and Plumgarth roundabout is passable 
          with care
·         A6 – road at Levens is closed
·         A6 – Main Street in Shap is closed
·         B5282 - Station Road in Arnside is passable with care
 
There are further roads across the county that are passable with care. Motorists are being urged to drive to the conditions, reduce their speed and not to attempt to drive through deep water.
 
Police are working with partner agencies including the Environment Agency, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service and Cumbria Highways to ensure the safety of motorists and residents in affected areas.
 
For the latest information on the county’s roads please visit www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic-link-map or contact the Cumbria Highways hotline on 0300 303 2992.
 
Keep up-to-date with the weather at www.metoffice.gov.uk and the latest flood situation at www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding or follow @EnvAgencyNW on Twitter for the latest updates.
 
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Joseph Murray (NHWN, Administrator, Cumbria)

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