Motorists warned of poor conditions as Met Office issues 'yellow' weather alert (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Motorists warned of poor conditions as Met Office issues 'yellow' weather alert
1:11pm Sunday 23rd February 2014 in News
DRIVERS are being warned of difficult road conditions in Cumbria as the Met Office issued a 'yellow' weather warning.
The A66 is currently closed to high sided vehicles between the A685 at Brough and the A67 at Bowes and there are speed restrictions on the M6 through Cumbria.
Cumbria Police tweeted: "Very windy out today. Please take note of any speed restrictions on the M6. A lot of rain forecast too so it's only going to get worse."
The Met Office say persistent rain will turn heavy at times through Sunday and into Monday morning, especially over the hills.
Winds will be strong and from the south, with gusts of around 60mph expected for the coasts and hills.
Meanwhile, the Environemnt Agency has issued flood alerts for for Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water, and for the following rivers: The Caldew, Wampool, Ellen, Lowther, Eamont, Kent, Bela, Greta, Irthing, Esk, Ehen, Calder, Irt, Esk, Duddon, Derwent, St John's Beck, Duddon, Craik, and Mill Beck.