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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Roads flooded, rail services suspended after heavy rain

Torrential overnight rain has brought problems to rail services and roads across Cumbria.

Northern Rail's services between Whitehaven and Barrow and Sellafield have been suspended due to a landslide between St Bees and Nethertown.

An unsafe bridge and flooding has forced the closure of the Morass Road in Beckermet, both ways between Nursery Road and Braystones Road.

In Egremont, the main A595 road is just passable and there is slow traffic near the A5086 junction because of flooding.

The A595 in Calder Bridge is blocked around the Hardgates Road junction as a result of flooding and a fuel spillage.

Elsewhere, the A591 at Grasmere is closed in both directions between the Pye Lane junction and B5322 Back Lane junction in Legburthwaite because of flooding and a fallen wall.

Have you got any photos of the situation where you are? Send them to ian.brogden@cngroup.co.uk and we'll create a slideshow here.

What are things like where you are? Tell us below....

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Intersting to note that Sellafield turned down request to assist in rescuing/transporting stranded passengers.

as for Norther rail offfering bus service from Sellafield to Whitehave - what they don't tell you is that they won't/don't hold the Carlisle bound train at Whitehaven until the buses arrive!!!!

Feel sorry for anyone wanting to go to Parton or Harrington - Friday's bus went straight to Workington

Posted by stranded passenger on 1 September 2012 at 07:51

To Anon and others - unless you can control the weather then there isn't that much you can do to prevent events like this - at the end of the day we don't live in a perfect world.
Am sure that the people affected by these recent floods are not at all concerned that the world is looking on and find them embarrassing. They have more important things to think about and get on with.

Posted by Jackie on 31 August 2012 at 11:24

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