The snow has caused several roads across Cumbria to be shut off or become impassable.

Among those affected are:

  • The M6 is badly affected between Penrith and Kirkby Lonsdale. The motorway is reportedly down to two lanes between junctions 39 and 37. One motorist reported it being "barely passable" in some parts.
  • The A6 between Little Strickland and Shap, and Shap and Kendal has been closed off, say officers.
  • There are reports of two lorries stuck on the slip road from the A6 to the M6, at junction 39.
  • The A591 at Grasmere and Dunmail Raise is shut
  • The A684 at Sedbergh is shut
  • The A685 between Kendal and Brough is shut

A number of mountain passes in the county have also been closed.

They are:

  • Honister Pass - between the Seathwaite and the Keswick turn offs
  • Newlands Pass at Braithwaite is also closed
  • A592 Kirkstone Pass, between Townhead Brow and Road End.
  • Hardknott Pass between the Wrynose Pass and Austhwaite Brow
  • Cold Fell road in west Cumbria is also closed
  • There are hazardous driving conditions due to snow on Birker Fell from Ulpha Post Office (Ulpha) to Muncaster Head Farm (Holmrook)

Some school buses in rural areas are not getting through, while Shankhill Primary School, near Hethersgill, is closed due to the bad weather.