Snow hits Cumbria - Tuesday

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  • Snow has fallen in Cumbria and wintry conditions are set to continue.
  • Keep an eye on this page for regular updates on the weather.
  • Tell us about empty grit bins or untreated roads by sending a tweet with the hashtag #WGgrit.
  • Tweet your snow pictures to @gazettenewsdesk or email them to bob.hart@nqnw.co.uk

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See our story from earlier on possible impact of snow on bin collections.

 

6:09pm

More snow may fall in Cumbria on Friday - keep an eye on this page for regular updates on the weather and any disruption it might cause.

Here's the latest weather forecast for the region:

Here's the latest map from the Met Office showing expected snowfall for the whole country:

 

9:27am

It's bright and sunny in Kendal this morning, with most of the weekend's snow clearing on lower ground.

However, some snow remains in higher areas and on the fells.

Temperatures remain low, and drivers are advised to take extra care in case of ice.

Here's the latest weather forecast for the region:

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Here's the latest weather forecast for the region:

Keep sending your photos and let us know about grit bin problems on our Grit Watch campaign page.

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Have a look at our gallery of photos of snow in the Lake district: http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/photos/

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Carmen Sands sent in this beautiful photo of Moss Eccles Tarn, Sawrey.

The Westmorland Gazette:

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10:39am

Have you spotted an empty grit bin or untreated road where you are? Visit our Grit Watch campaign page.

10:37am

There are reports of a single-vehicle accident on the M6 northbound between J37 A684 (Kendal) and J38 A685 / B6260 (Tebay). The vehicle hit the central barrier.

10:36am

Corney Fell Road is closed due to snow between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge.

10:35am

The Struggle at Ambleside is closed due to snow and ice.

10:35am

The A682 at Gisburn is closed in both directions due to snow and overturned vehicle between A59 Main Street (Gisburn) and Beverley Road (Blacko).

Emergency services are on the scene.

10:27am

SNOW started falling in parts of Cumbria yesterday as forecasters predicted up to 5cm could blanket lower levels of the county over 24 hours.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team wrote on Facebook: "Lots of snow now falling at all levels, please do not drive the mountain passes."

Cumbria Police closed 'The Struggle' between Ambleside and the Kirkstone Pass Inn and urged drivers not to risk using the route.

A Met Office spokesman told the Gazette on Friday that 'significant snowfall' could affect parts of the Lake District on Monday with 10cm of the white stuff over higher ground.

But wintry showers have already reached northern and eastern parts of Cumbria with snowfall expected elsewhere by this afternoon.

After fizzling out tonight, a second band of snow is expected on Monday for a time, before clearing.

The wintry blast is pushing southwards from Scotland and could disrupt travel on Monday morning, the spokesman explained.

In addition, temperatures are set to plummet as low as -8 degrees Celcius in parts causing difficult driving conditions.

The Met Office has a yellow warning for snow in place for the whole of the North West of England.

"The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel, particularly during rush hour on Monday for many people," the spokesman said.

"Keep up to date with warnings and give yourself plenty of time to really assess the situation."

The Westmorland Gazette is re-running its online Grit Watch service to allow you to tell us if your roads are not being gritted.

Use this page to let us know if roads in your area are not being treated or if your salt bin is empty.

If you spot a problem, email newsdesk@kendal.newsquest.co.uk or tweet us using the hashtag #WGgrit

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