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Live Heavy snow across the Lake District

7:10am Monday 11th March 2013

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

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

The Westmorland Gazette: A snowy scene from the A65, near Crooklands

6:08pm Thursday 17th January 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12: Snow is falling in Cumbria.

More snow expected in the north west over the weekend

9:19am Saturday 9th February 2013

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

The Westmorland Gazette: Blizzard conditions and heavy snow expected as South Cumbria is put on 'amber' weather alert

9:30pm Thursday 17th January 2013

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

5:05pm Wednesday 16th January 2013

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

2:41pm Monday 14th January 2013

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

3:30pm Saturday 22nd December 2012

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

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

4:21pm Friday 21st December 2012

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

11:35am Thursday 9th February 2012

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

Icy weather: Emergency services stretched under 'extreme pressure'

4:50pm Thursday 9th February 2012

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

11:29am Thursday 9th February 2012

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

Icy weather: Hazardous conditions in Kendal and Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette: DANGEROUS: A car slides along New Road car park on Thursday morning

10:52am Thursday 9th February 2012

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

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

10:20am Thursday 9th February 2012

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

Black ice causes traffic chaos

10:14am Thursday 9th February 2012

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

Woman 'seriously injured' after crash on A590

12:42pm Thursday 9th February 2012

UPDATE: severe weather causes disruption in South Lakeland

4:47pm Sunday 5th February 2012

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

UPDATE: severe weather causes disruption in South Lakeland

1:03pm Sunday 5th February 2012

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

Severe weather causes disruption in South Lakeland

6:36pm Saturday 4th February 2012

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

10:12am Saturday 4th February 2012

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

Traffic accidents following icy conditions

9:27am Friday 27th January 2012

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

Drivers warned as temperatures plummet in Cumbria

4:44pm Thursday 5th January 2012

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

5:10pm Wednesday 28th December 2011

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

5:06pm Wednesday 28th December 2011

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

5:04pm Wednesday 28th December 2011

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

2:44pm Friday 23rd December 2011

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

Gritwatch: Kirkbie Green concerns

2:42pm Friday 23rd December 2011

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

2:38pm Friday 23rd December 2011

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

1:04pm Friday 23rd December 2011

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

The Westmorland Gazette: BIG FREEZE: Flashback to last year’s hazardous conditions on roads in Cumbria

6:40pm Wednesday 19th October 2011

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

10:53am Monday 17th October 2011

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

North West hit by high winds and heavy rain

The Westmorland Gazette: ALERT High tides at Blackpool

7:00pm Monday 12th September 2011

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

The Westmorland Gazette: The remnants of Hurricane Katia, currently in the western Atlantic, are expected to hit Britain next week (Nasa/AP)

10:36pm Friday 9th September 2011

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

The Westmorland Gazette: FLASHBACK Salt stockpile from a previous year

11:22am Friday 9th September 2011

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

7:30am Wednesday 7th September 2011

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

The Westmorland Gazette: BIG SPLASH A fire engine on the A65 last night

2:17pm Wednesday 20th July 2011

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

9:46am Friday 1st April 2011

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

Motorists in South Lakeland battle treacherous road conditions

The Westmorland Gazette: Traffic queued at Shap

12:40pm Monday 10th January 2011

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

12:56pm Saturday 8th January 2011

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

11:07am Friday 7th January 2011

SNOW is starting to settle again across the Lake District.

Ambleside man has a mountain to climb every day

The Westmorland Gazette: DOING THE BUSINESS: Fell top assessor Jon Bennett on the summit of Helvellyn

8:20am Friday 24th December 2010

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

The Westmorland Gazette: GOOD NEIGHBOURS: Finn, James and Nathan gritting the pavements

11:11am Thursday 23rd December 2010

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

The Westmorland Gazette: IN ACTION: A gritter on the streets

11:04am Thursday 23rd December 2010

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

The Westmorland Gazette: VIEW FROM THE STREETS: Phil Allen,

7:30am Thursday 23rd December 2010

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

The Westmorland Gazette: CLEAR SKIES: Ice washes up under cold blue skies at Sandside

6:50am Thursday 23rd December 2010

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

The Westmorland Gazette: LA STORY: Nicky, Mike and Zoe Hunter home from Heathrow

8:50pm Wednesday 22nd December 2010

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

11:22am Tuesday 21st December 2010

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

10:50am Monday 20th December 2010

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

11:27am Friday 17th December 2010

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

11:01am Friday 17th December 2010

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

12:27pm Thursday 16th December 2010

SNOW has started returning to parts of Cumbria today.



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