A590 and A595 latest Cumbrian roads closed as flash flooding continues

Traffic being diverted off the A595 at Mealsgate because of flooding
Traffic being diverted off the A595 at Mealsgate because of flooding

Roads across Cumbria have been closed, as heavy rain has caused flash flooding.

A warning has been issued for motorists to drive with caution - and never to drive through standing water, as they may not know the depth.

Highways England this afternoon confirmed that the A590 has been closed in both directions, between the A591 at Brettargh Holt and the A6 at Levens, due to surface water causing hazardous driving conditions.

A spokesman said: "Road users are being diverted via local routes currently, however these conditions are affecting a number of local roads also."

Cumbria County Council has published a full list of road closures across the county:

  • Harriston Road, Aspatria
  • Bridekirk Dovenby – Between School and A594
  • Broughton Bridge to Harris Brow
  • Tallentire – One Way
  • A595 Torpenhow – Montior (Closed between Thursby and Cockermouth)
  • Cold Fell
  • Broughton Moor to Linefoot
  • Dearham to A594
  • Duddon Bridge – Possible Closure
  • Ennerdale to Wath Brow
  • A595 High House Road – St Bees to A595
  • Blennerhasset and Baggrow (Closed)
  • Frizington to Lamplugh
  • A595, Bootle, Cumbria A595 both ways blocked due to flooding between Mill Street and Fell Lane. Traffic affecting between Ravenglass and Bootle. Near Muncaster Castle.

Egremont Bridge and Forge Bridge, in Eskdale, are also closed.

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