Communities across Cumbria are still feeling the effects of flooding with high river levels today causing further concern.

Schools and roads continue to be affected today, after heavy rain caused chaos yesterday.

Water has risen at Eden Bridge and Botcherby Bridge in Carlisle, with river levels coming perilously close to the top.

Heavy rain and even hail has been battering parts of the county, prompting police to issue a warning to motorists to take care.

A full list of the latest flood alerts and warnings is available here.

Weeks worth of rain fell in just 24 hours in Cumbria.

Carlisle and Shap were among the worst affected areas, with torrential downpours bringing around half the average monthly rainfall in the 24 hours to 6am this morning.

Keswick was battered by 16mm of rain in two hours.

The extreme weather saw fire crews responding to 60 reports of domestic flooding, including at eight homes at Carlisle's Oaklands Drive, Upperby.

At the height of the bad weather, the Environment Agency issued 45 flood warnings or alerts.

An Environment Agency spokeswoman said: "Rainfall totals from the worst 24 hours this week show that we had a third of the rain that fell during Storm Desmond in 2015.

"We take Honister as our measure. During the 24 hours of Storm Desmond, Honister saw 341mm. In the last 24 hours, however, 95mm of rain fell there.

"That puts this week's weather into context."

Emma Sharples, from the Met Office, said that until this week's low pressure Atlantic weather front hit Cumbria, the county had seen half the expected average monthly rainfall.

Carlisle's average November rainfall is currently 80mm, yet in 24 hours it was swamped by 38.2mm. Keswick saw more than 62mm of rain over the same period.

Shap's average November rainfall is 145mm, and in the 24 hours to 6am yesterday it got 83mm.

Carlisle United has confirmed that its Brunton Park ground, in Warwick Road, has once again suffered flood damage - although officials are optimistic it will not affect Saturday's home game.

Some pictures of the flooded ground have been posted on Twitter, as well as advice for anyone buying tickets.

A spokesman said: "For anyone coming to buy tickets today please go to the match day ticket office on the West side of the ground. There is NO ACCESS to the stadium via the east stand entrance."

Andy Hall, the club's media officer, said: "We came in and the Waterworks side of the field had water in. The area is a natural bowl and holds water but it has drained quickly."

Asked if Saturday's game was in doubt, Mr Hall added: "Not at this stage.

"We are in the hands of the weather but at this stage we are confident it will go ahead."

School closures:

  • Blennerhasset School
  • Crosby-on-Eden School
  • Crosscrake CofE Primary School
  • Fairfield Primary School - Key Stage 2 building closed due to drain damage and lack of toilet facilities. Key Stage 1 open as normal
  • Great Orton Primary School
  • The Lakes School
  • Old Hutton School

Current road problems (closed, blocked, or just passable):

Carlisle B6263 Closed Between Wetheral and Cumwhinton

Carlisle C1016 Closed Kingmoor Road - Under Kingmoor Railway Bridge

Carlisle A689 Closed Milton

Carlisle C1009 Closed Alstonby Grange

Carlisle C1038 Closed Scotby Railway Bridge

Carlisle C1013 Closed Newby East

Carlisle A6071 Irthington (just passable)

Carlisle C1015 Closed Rickerby Park

Carlisle A69 at Milton near Brampton (just passable)

Eden B6259 Closed Warcop-Kirby Stephen

Eden B6542 Closed Appleby

Eden U3215 Closed Romen road, Appleby

South Lakeland A684 Singleton Park Road Closed Flooding on bends near Castle Green Hotel

South Lakeland A5087 Coast Road at Aldingham Closed Flooded. Currently high tide. May be able to reopen as tide goes out.

South Lakeland A591 Kendal Bypass Passable with care Standing Water

South Lakeland A65 Nook Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland Bridge Street, Burneside Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland A591 Prizet Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland A591 Grasmere Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland A6070 Main Street, Burton in Kendal Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland Tanpits Lane, Burton in Kendal Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland Windermere Road, Grange Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland A6 Levens Hall Bridge Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland A592 Newby Bridge Closed Passable with care

South Lakeland B5384 Milnthorpe to Holme Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland A593 Clappersgate Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland Vicarage Lane, Allithwaite Closed Standing Water

South Lakeland Vicarage Lane, Burton in Kendal Closed Standing Water

Allerdale C2001 Glasson Closed Standing water

Allerdale C2016 Papcastle Road Closed Derwent house Farm to Paplava

Allerdale C2008 Dovenby Toll to Janet Bridge Closed Old Railway Bridge to Wood side

Allerdale B5301 Arkelby Mill (Aspatria to Arkelby) Closed Aspatria To Arkelby

Allerdale C2016 Ribton Hall Bungalow Closed Camerton to Great Broughton

Allerdale U2077 Gote Pub Baggrow to Blennerhasset Bridge Closed B5299 Junction to Blennerhasset School

Allerdale C4017 Butt Bridge Closed Vicarage Lane to Kirkland

Allerdale B5289 Borrowdale Closed Between Borrowdale and Rosthwaite

Copeland C4014 Braystone to Beckermet Closed Braystone Bridge to Beckermet