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Thursday, 02 July 2015

Rain causes chaos in South Cumbria

TORRENTIAL brought chaos to South Cumbria yesterday - with homes flooded, train services disrupted and dozens of roads impassable.

The A590 has now reopened at Lindal.

Dalton suffered severe flooding and most alternative routes were borderline impassable.

It is understood rescue teams help assisted flooding victims in Ulverston.

At St Mary's Hospice terminally ill patients had to be helped out of the building after it was struck by flooding. 

Children and staff at Rascals Nursery, in Lund Terrace in Ulverston, had to be rescued and taken to higher ground after becoming trapped by flood water.

Large amounts of standing water were reported on roads off the A590, including Flass Lane in Barrow and between Spark Bridge and Bouth.

Ulverston Victoria High School had to cancel its Year 11 parents' evening due to atrocious conditions. 

Also at Soutergate the minor fell road is closed due to a tree falling across the road. Meanwhile, Ulverston Victoria High School has stayed open to cater for staff and pupils unable to get home.

Firefighters attended St Mary's Hospice, in Ford Park Crescent, after it was hit by flooding yesterday afternoon.

Large amounts of standing water was reported on roads off the A590, including Flass Lane in Barrow.

In Ulverston there was flooding in the Ellers area and in Dalton Market Street and Station Road are closed, while Dale Street in Askam is completely submerged.

Flooding also hit the A595 between Muncaster and Waberthwaite.

Significant surface water pooled on Abbey Road in Barrow and Urswick Road between Dalton and Ulverston, causing issues for drivers.

The Environment Agency expected the rain to continue into the early evening before clearing overnight.

Motorists also reported several key roads into Ulverston being blocked because of heavy rain.

Firefighters we also called out to Ulverston yesterday to rescue a motorist whose vehicle became trapped in flood water.

Furness Cars Commercials, of Askam, said it had to attend 62 callouts to recover stuck cars. 

-   Is there flooding in your area? Contact the Evening Mail newsdesk on 01229 840 150 or email news.em@nwemail.co.uk

For updates on road conditions go to: www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic-link-map


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to ulverstonian sorry Wylie get a life

Posted by your neighbour on 25 November 2012 at 18:31

to ulverstonian sorry Wylie get a life

Posted by your neighbour on 25 November 2012 at 18:30

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