Roads closed and trains delayed as severe weather hits South Cumbria
Last updated at 15:05, Monday, 05 August 2013
A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for South Cumbria after a prolonged spell of bad weather which is set to continue throughout Monday.
Cumbria police have said the A592 is closed between Newby Bridge and Bowness as a result of flooding around the Hill of Oaks Caravan Park. Flooding has also blocked all lines between Windermere and Oxenholme train stations with delays expected until at least 5pm.
Holidaymakers staying at Lakeland Leisure Park in Flookburgh have have had their reservations canceled after flash floods left the site unsuitable for camping and touring caravans.
A number of the static caravans have also been affected.
A spokesperson for the park said: “We had severe flash floods caused during last night’s thunder and lightning. We are still under a severe weather warning from the Met Office so we’ve had to cancel all of today’s arrivals.”
A fire engine was mobilised from Bootle at 9am on Monday to deal with flooding at West View, Main Street, in Ravenglass.
The crew used two pumps to remove open water from the main street.
Crews also used pumps to remove water from the Shepherds Arms at Ennerdale, in Cleator, where flooding had affected electrics in the pub.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue were called out after a flash flood caused damage to a property at Seawood Place, in Grange, on Sunday evening.
The flooding was reduced after debris was removed from the drainage system.
One man was rescued at 8:30am after his house near Crabtree Beck, in Loweswater, was severely flooded.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue used a triple extension ladder to get him to safety and have said the road is impassable due to the depth of water and rocks on the road.
Elsewhere, flooding on the A66 junction at Oakhurst roundabout has caused traffic in both directions to build up.
Police are dealing with the problem and have advised people to avoid the area if possible.
The Met Office has warned motorists in the north west to use extra caution while driving in heavy rain.
Drivers are advised to reduce their speed, use their lights when visibility is poor and to keep at a safe distance from the car in front.
Both the Met Office and the Environment Agency have issued flood alerts with the Rivers Kent, Bela, Duddon and Crake all listed.
First published at 10:13, Monday, 05 August 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Lack of investment by rail companies and council, if you dont maintaine things they grind to a halt.
Same old Same old
And SLDC have proposed covering open land above Seawood Place with housing and access roads. Do they think it will never rain as heavily ever again! Perhaps they will hand out Wellington boots and dinghys closer to Morecambe Bay.