Month's worth of rain falls in Cumbria as waters leave drivers trapped


A month's worth of rain has fallen in Cumbria as emergency services have dealt with flooding across the county.

Initial reports say that just over 200mm - about 8ins - of rain has been recorded as falling at Honister in the Lake District.

High levels have also been recorded at Seathwaite, near Keswick, and at Ennerdale during a day which has caused travel disruption and seen schools closed.

Fire crews across Cumbria have been busy dealing with incidents of flooding throughout today.

A total of 17 separate reports of flooding have been received by Cumbria Fire Service since 7am today.

The full list is:

  • 7am: Car stuck in 1ft of floodwater at Castle Green Road, Kendal. Occupier inside. Road had to be closed.
  • 7.56am: Woman and child trapped in car with water up to the door in Harriston Road, Aspatria. Rescued by firefighters.
  • 9.50am: Blocked drains causing flooding problems at Croft Head Roads, Seascale. Advice given but crew did not attend.
  • 11.04am: 1ft of water in properties at Cross Gates, Lamplugh. Four houses affected. Water pumped out.
  • 11.08am: Report of flooding on access road to Hall Court, Tallentire.
  • 11.15am: Report of flooding at Beetham Road, Milnthorpe.
  • 11.26am: Man and child trapped in car marooned in fast-flowing water at Arkleby Bridge, Plumbland.
  • 11.26am: Report of flooding at Rowrah Hall, Frizington.
  • 11.33am: Report of flooding in Park Road, Arlecdon, Frizington.
  • 11.36am: Report of flooding at Cross Gates, Lamplugh.
  • 11.55am: Man in a van trapped in fast-flowing water at Arkleby. Swift water rescue equipment used to rescue him.
  • 12pm: Two people trapped inside flooding property at Yew Tree Road, Grange-over-Sands.
  • 12pm: Flooding in downstairs of a cottage in the Frizington area. Worked to clear drains to reduce flooding.
  • 12.09pm: Flooding at the Sun Hotel, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere. Water in cellar and boiler room, affecting electrics.
  • 12.09pm: Flooding in terraced properties at Loftus Hill, Sedbergh.
  • 12.13pm: Further report of flooding at Yew Tree Road, Grange-over-Sands.
  • 12.21pm: Report of flooding in garage at Main Street, Frizington.

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