SNOW and ice brought disruption across Cumbria with multiple road and school closures and a number of treacherous mountain rescues.

On Monday, the A6 between Shap and Kendal was ‘impassable’ due to snow.

At around 8pm on Tuesday night, it was still deemed ‘barely passable’ but was finally said to be clear in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Poor driving conditions were also affecting both carriageways of the M6, while the A590 westbound at Lindale was reported blocked due to snow.

Dozens of schools across Cumbria were closed on Monday due to the treacherous conditions, including Sandgate School in Kendal, Ulverston Victoria High School and Settlebeck School in Sedbergh.

The weather also made conditions difficult on the fells, with Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team (LAMRT) carrying out a trio of rescues.

The first, on Friday, saw a ‘young male’ sustain an ankle injury in the Langdale Valley.

The group he was with tried to self-evacuate but encountered difficulty trying to cross Stickle Ghyll in “severe weather”. LAMRT team members met with the walking group to help them off the slopes.

An LAMRT spokesman said that, later on Friday, “four ambitious young men” were attempting to wild camp near Easedale Tarn, around two miles from Grasmere, when “the extreme weather got the better of them.”

The men called for help and were assisted off by LAMRT team members.

On Saturday, a ‘young male’ sustained an ankle injury while descending Harrison Stickle, one of the Langdale Pikes.

He was treated by team members and “evacuated in extremely windy conditions.”

However, an LAMRT spokesman said a team member “took a tumble” while helping to carry the stretcher, resulting in an injury which required them going to hospital.