Thursday, December 10, 2015

Glenridding flooded again after more heavy rain hits Cumbria

The Cumbrian village of Glenridding has been flooded for the second time in four days afters a further bout of heavy rain hit Cumbria yesterday.

Police, fire crews and mountain rescue teams spent the night there after the river burst its banks.
Diggers were deployed throughout the night to try to stem the swollen waters.

Cumbria Police has advised villagers to remain in their properties, even as the flood water begins to recede. They also called for members of the public wanting to offer their help to stay away.
The A592 is closed between the Greenside Road junction in Glenridding and the B5320 junction in Pooley Bridge because of flooding. A diversion is in operation, but is reported to be about 50 miles long.

Elsewhere in the county, Carlisle is still divided because Eden Bridge is awaiting inspection by divers. There are diversions via the M6 or the northern bypass, and drivers are urged to use public transport if possible.

Electricity North West said it would take three or four days to reconnect the last 1,000 homes in Cumbria still without power.

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