Flood alerts for Cumbria after heavy rain

FLOOD alerts are in place in Cumbria as water levels rise following overnight rain.

The Environment Agency has issued the alerts - which mean flooding is possible - for Derwentwater and the rivers Derwent, Esk and Irthing.

Flooding has been reported on the following roads in South Cumbria and North Lancashire:

* On B6254 Fairbank between Fairgarth Drive and The Park. Between Kirkby Lonsdale and Old Hutton.

* On the A6 Lancaster Road between Hawk Street and Carnforth Truck Haven. Between the railway bridge and Callender Caravans.

* On Crag Road between New Road and Main Street, between Warton and Silverdale.

* On A6 Cable Street at Chapel Street, Lancaster. The left lane reportedly underwater outside Sainsburys supermarket.

Showers are forecast to continue into the afternoon and evening.

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