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Published: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:01:28 +0000

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Heavy snow across the Lake District

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:10:04 +0000

Wednesday, March 13: Wintry conditions continue in Cumbria - visit this page throughout the day for the latest updates.

Blog: Latest Snow reports from around Cumbria, North Lancs, the Dales and South Lakeland

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:08:36 +0000

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12: Snow is falling in Cumbria.

More snow expected in the north west over the weekend

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 09:19:41 +0000

More snow could be on the way to Cumbria, with a yellow warning in place on Sunday and Monday.

Update: Met Office downgrades Cumbria snow alert

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:30:00 +0000

FORECASTERS have downgraded a weather warning they issued for Cumbria as the heaviest snowfall of the winter arrives in the UK.

Cumbria County Council gritters on stand-by for predicted snowfall

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:05:27 +0000

CUMBRIA County Council is stepping up its winter maintenance activity to help cope with an expected spell of snow and harsh winter weather.

Kendal Mountain Rescue called out as snow leaves two women stranded in fells

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:41:21 +0000

TWO women had to be rescued from the fells after heavy snow and falling daylight left them stranded.

Gritter Twitter: Find out which roads are gritted in Cumbria

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:30:00 +0000

RESIDENTS around Cumbria concerned about when roads are gritted can now check an online map.

GRIT WATCH: Tell us if your roads are not being gritted

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:21:13 +0000

The Westmorland Gazette has relaunched its successful Grit Watch campaign to help cope with plummeting temperatures and icy roads. After the success of last winter’s campaign, we need your help again to let us know when gritting just isn’t good enough in a bid to keep our roads open.

UPDATE: Police have been called to 97 accidents in six hours

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:35:51 +0000

Since approximately 5am this morning Police have been called to 97 reported traffic collisions.

Icy weather: Emergency services stretched under 'extreme pressure'

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:50:19 +0000

HOSPITALS in South Cumbria and North Lancashire have been put under extreme pressure because of the icy conditions sweeping the region today, Thursday.

Icy weather: Extra grit supplies available from Cumbria Highways

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:29:11 +0000

EXTRA grit is being offered to parishes and district councils across Cumbria.

Icy weather: Hazardous conditions in Kendal and Windermere

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:52:18 +0000

TREACHEROUS conditions are causing mayhem for motorists and pedestrians in Kendal Town Centre.

Icy weather: 'Don't drive unless absolutely necessary' warning

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:20:14 +0000

Drivers are being urged to avoid travelling today unless absolutely necessary as back ice cause schaos onhte roads.

Black ice causes traffic chaos

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 10:14:00 +0000

BLACK ice is causing rush-hour chaos across South Lakeland this morning.

Woman 'seriously injured' after crash on A590

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 12:42:23 +0000

UPDATE: severe weather causes disruption in South Lakeland

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 16:47:30 +0000

MOTORISTS have been warned by police to take care on roads following snow yesterday.

UPDATE: severe weather causes disruption in South Lakeland

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 13:03:10 +0000

MOTORISTS have been warned by police to take care on roads following snow yesterday.

Severe weather causes disruption in South Lakeland

Sat, 04 Feb 2012 18:36:40 +0000

A CRASH on the A590, near Grange-over-Sands, has forced one lane of the road to close.

Forecasters warn 5cm of snow on the way

Sat, 04 Feb 2012 10:12:51 +0000

AROUND five centimetres of snow is due to fall in Cumbria today.

Traffic accidents following icy conditions

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:27:04 +0000

ICY road conditions led to a spate of traffic accidents and road closures early this morning.

Drivers warned as temperatures plummet in Cumbria

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:44:23 +0000

Cumbria County Council has urged to be cautious on the county's roads overnight and tomorrow morning as freezing conditions are expected.

Bowness grit drop-offs 'problematic' for residents

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:10:01 +0000

Bowness resident Stephen Bond contacted Gritwatch to highlight issues with grit drop-offs by Cumbria County Council.

Calls for Kendal Road to be on gritting route

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:06:30 +0000

A RESIDENT of Kendal’s Kirkbie Green has called on Cumbria County Council to add the road on which he lives to its gritting regime.

Lindale residents call for salt boxes

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:04:39 +0000

RESIDENTS of Lindale are calling for a vital salt box in an icy part of the village to be replenished.

Gritwatch: Empty grit box concerns Lindale residents

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:44:13 +0000

RESIDENTS of Lindale are calling for a vital salt box at an icy part of the village to be replenished.

Gritwatch: Kirkbie Green concerns

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:15 +0000

RESIDENTS of Kendal’s Kirkbie Green have asked Cumbria County Council to add their road to its gritting regime.

Dedicated Dales gritter calls it a day

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:38:27 +0000

A DEDICATED gritter who braved all weathers to keep the roads through remote Dales communities free of snow and ice has decided to call it a day.

Call for road to be gritted

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:04:07 +0000

Residents of a South Lakeland village believe it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt on a ‘lethal’ un-gritted street.

'We will not run out of winter grit' - Cumbria transport chiefs pledge

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:40:00 +0100

TRANSPORT chiefs insist Cumbria will not run out of road salt this winter amid forecasts of snow as early as November.

Heavy rain warning for Lancashire and Cumbria

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:53:46 +0100

A severe weather warning has been issued for Lancashire and Cumbria today.

North West hit by high winds and heavy rain

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:00:00 +0100

UPDATE: High winds hit the North West today as the remnants of Hurricane Katia arrived in Britain.

Flood risk as Katia heads for northern England

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 22:36:10 +0100

Severe gales and flooding are likely to hit northern England as the remnants of Hurricane Katia makes its way across the Atlantic.

Lancashire County Council to stockpile 30,000 tonnes of salt to tackle snow

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:22:32 +0100

MORE than 30,000 tonnes of salt are being stockpiled from the start of next month to help combat Lancashire’s next big freeze.

Flooding hits Cumbria and Lancashire

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 07:30:00 +0100

Bracing winds and showers are expected to hit the region again today, hammering home the unwelcome news that autumn has arrived.

Heavy rainfall causes localised flooding in Cumbria

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:17:36 +0100

This was the scene on the A65 last night as heavy rain caused localised flooding south of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Road gales warning for North West

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:46:19 +0100

ROAD users are being warned about potentially dangerous driving conditions due to high winds.

Motorists in South Lakeland battle treacherous road conditions

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:40:00 +0000

Update: Motorists are being warned to take care on roads across South Lakeland after a string of accidents were cause by heavy snow today.

No more snow expected for Cumbria

Sat, 08 Jan 2011 12:56:20 +0000

THE RENEWED spell of wintry weather South Lakeland has experienced over the last 24 hours is not set to last.

Snow starting to fall again in Lake District

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:07:04 +0000

SNOW is starting to settle again across the Lake District.

Ambleside man has a mountain to climb every day

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 08:20:00 +0000

THE colder and darker mornings make getting up for work a harsh shock to the system even to the hardiest of folk. However few jobs are as tough as Jon Bennett’s.

Kendal brothers use toy tractor to clear away ice

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:11:58 +0000

TWO ‘gritty’ youngsters have earned the praise of neighbours after using their trusty toy tractor to clear snow near outside their home.

Council tax increase could be offered to fund more Lancashire gritting

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:04:10 +0000

WITH POLL: Lancashire residents could be given the option of a council tax increase in return for more gritting on the county’s roads.

Snow joke as weather hits South Lakeland retail sales

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 07:30:00 +0000

SOUTH Lakeland traders have seen sales hit by snow and economic woes in what should have been their biggest trading month.

Cumbria set for white Christmas

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 06:50:00 +0000

A WHITE Christmas is virtually guaranteed as the Arctic weather ensures snow and ice will still blanket Cumbria’s iconic fells and much of the lower land on the big day.

Snow ruins Troutbeck family's plan for sunshine festivities

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:50:00 +0000

A FAMILY hoping to spend its first Christmas together in 12 years have had their dream reunion plans dashed after being caught up in the snow chaos at Heathrow airport.

Cold spell set to continue over Christmas

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:22:02 +0000

The severe cold spell is set to continue right into the Christmas weekend, according to Alan Goodman, the Met Office Regional Advisor for North West England.

'Widespread ice' warning for Cumbria's roads

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:50:00 +0000

CUMBRIA, North Lancashire and the Dales have escaped the worst of the snowfall seen elsewhere but ice is still causing problems.

No immediate sign of snow for Cumbria today

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:27:08 +0000

Cumbria is unlikely to see much snow today, according to Alan Goodman, the Met Office Regional Advisor for North West England.

Guidance on the pros and cons of winter tyres

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:01:04 +0000

The Institute of Advanced Motorists) offers advice on the pros and cons of using winter tyres, with more cold weather arriving in the UK:

Snow returning to parts of Cumbria

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:27:56 +0000

SNOW has started returning to parts of Cumbria today.