Drive with caution @cumbriapolice warn

Police are advising all motorists to drive with caution as the high winds continue to cause problems across the county.

At 2:45 pm today (27 December 2013) police were called to an incident were a HGV had been blown off the road at the Shap interchange on the M6.

The driver sustained no injuries and the road is not blocked, due to the HGV clearing the carriage. However it is a reminder to all motorists to be careful when on the roads.

There is currently at 50 mph speed restriction on the M6 and all drivers are asked to adhered to this in order to prevent any serious incidents.

Some roads remain closed in the county due to fallen trees, please keep up to date with the latest situation at

All agencies are providing updates on social media. People can follow Cumbria Police on Twitter @cumbriapolice or Facebook.

For those who do not have internet access, please tune into your local radio stations for the latest information about the situation across the county.