Flood alerts issued as Cumbria battered by rain and strong winds
Last updated at 15:58, Monday, 24 September 2012
Rivers across Cumbria are on flood alert after a day of torrential rain.
Police have warned drivers to take care as the county is battered by strong winds and heavy rain.
The A591 road between Crosthwaite roundabout in Keswick and the A595 junction in Bothel has been flooded but is passable with care.
Drivers have been urged to take care on the A66, between the A685 junction in Brough and the A67 junction in Bowes, because of strong winds.
The rivers on flood alert - where nearby residents should prepare for possible flooding - are:
- Rivers Wampool and Ellen
- Rivers Lowther and Eamont
- Rivers Esk and Irthing
- Rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake
- Rivers Kent and Bela
- Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk
- Rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck
- Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
- Rivers Caldew and Petteril
- Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
- Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
- River Eden
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First published at 15:56, Monday, 24 September 2012
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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i don't live near any rivers but still got flooded out a few years ago due to blocked road drains now that is the councils fault, most of them are blocked and never got cleaned out!!
Ta ian, but as bob has said further down, the graphic is still wrong :-) - as the EA hasn't incorporated the fact the caldew went higher than 3.15m this summer at cummersdale when steads flooded. If you look at the EA's river level data the Petteril actually went higher this week at Newbiggin than it ever has before too (if you can trust the EA data). http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/120711.aspx?stationId=5100
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