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‼️⚠️ Storm Ciara batters Cumbria ⚠️‼️


‼️‼️⚠️ Storm Ciara batters Cumbria ⚠️‼️‼️

ALL TRAINS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED


Storm Ciara has brought high winds and rain to West Cumbria as the country is placed on an amber weather warning for wind and a yellow warning for rain.


Initially Southern England only had the amber wind warning but this has now been upgraded to cover large parts of the UK.


What does this mean?

- Travel disruptions - please check public transport including trains and buses. All trains between Barrow and Carlisle have been CANCELLED on 9/2/2020.

- Roads - Roads have large amounts of surface water, kill your speed.

- Power Cuts - Electrcity North-West have already reacted to power cuts across the region. Be prepared for no electricity. Keep torches and candles handy.

- Loose slates - keep an eye on roofs of surrounding buildings. If you think it is unsafe please telephone the relevant authorities.


The Met Office advice “There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans. This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property. You should think about changing your plans and taking action to protect yourself and your property. You may want to consider the impact of the weather on your family and your community and whether there is anything you need to do ahead of the severe weather to minimise the impact.”

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