Cumbria Police, along with partner agencies, are urging the communities to be prepared as the weather over the coming days may continue to cause disruption to roads and potentially cause some localised flooding.
Over the last week the county’s roads have been affected by fallen trees and standing water, the extent on some roads has resulted in them being closed due to the risk to motorists.
The Met office have advised that more heavy rain is due to hit Cumbria again on Wednesday followed by high winds on Friday combined with a very high tide, therefore Police want to take this opportunity advise people to take care and be prepared.
If you need to travel on the roads, please slow down, drive with care and drive to the road / weather conditions – not the speed limit.
Before starting your journey, please check your route, you can keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads by visiting our Traffic Link Map: http://www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic-link-map
If you are planning to travel by train, please contact National Rail to check that there are no issues with the trains on your journey. www.nationalrail.co.uk
There are a number of flood alerts across the county, Police are urging people, especially those living in an area prone to flooding to keep up to date with flood alerts, you can find out more by visiting: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx or call their Floodline for advice and information on: 0845 988 1188
If you see the roads in your area starting to flood with a build up of surface water, please contact the Highways agency on their Highways Hotline: 0845 609 6609 (answer phone service evenings, weekends and public holidays) or email email@example.com
Keep up-to-date with the weather at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map
Practical tips and health advice is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flooding-advice-to-the-public
· Copeland Borough Council: 0845 054 8600 – (This number has out of hours support for flooding – after a message about what out of hours support is available it automatically diverts to an out of hours call centre). http://www.copeland.gov.uk/
· Eden District Council: http://www.eden.gov.uk/