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Furness mountain rescue teams evacuate 100 people

CHAOTIC weather conditions saw mountain rescue teams evacuate more than 100 people from their vehicles in 24 hours.

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Phil Chapman is a good mate of mine. He has always been a great, generous guy. Would expect nothing less from him in a situation like this. Well done Phil.

Posted by Simon Ellis on 27 March 2013 at 23:16

I was in the van in front of the car that Terry Harvey-Chadwic was in as seen on photo 37 that he had taken.
Thankyou to ALL the rescue teams/police and copeland council for rescuing us and looking after us.

Posted by paul on 25 March 2013 at 15:42

Get the shovels out

Posted by Debbie Walker on 25 March 2013 at 13:22

I would like to thank the landlady of pub in bootle for hot drinks & toast for us stranded there. Also the person who give us a lift to the station

Posted by Gary on 24 March 2013 at 18:27

Rakes moor lane is also not passable been up there the last two days it's at least five foot police came Walter they didn't have a clue it was totally shut off.. A farmer has made the road passable to his farm but that's it! Absolute winter wonderland up there

Posted by Snow angel on 24 March 2013 at 15:43

The pictures would have been more interesting if we had been told where the locations were.
Otherwise they could have been nywhere in the country.

Posted by wbrown on 23 March 2013 at 19:16

Well done to the cancer campaign people for issuing that advice when they had urged so many people to attend. Putting thoughtful actions ahead of their own cause. Such a shame that level of concern for public well being isn't shared by the hospital trust.

Posted by Not going out! on 23 March 2013 at 13:40

I should think that Barrow Library & a lot of employers closed down early due to the fact that some of the staff may live in the places that are totally cut off due to the adverse weather conditions for them to try to get home in daylight hours safely.
This is the reason, is it not,why Sellafield shut down so the workers could get out and home in daylight hours before the next shift were due in because the roads only had a single track open and it would have caused more very serious congestion to add to the problems they already had.

Posted by A Black on 23 March 2013 at 09:48

The Brown Cow at Waberthwaite is home to 30 people stranded by 10 ft snow drifts on the A595, Joanne is amongst the group hoping to get out to see her children who are at home with me safe. The landlord and landlady have been brilliant no electric on feeding and keeping these people alive, they must be commended.

Posted by Nigel Cecil on 23 March 2013 at 08:59

Well done to all the Rescue Teams that have taken part in the search for stranded motorists in Cumbria.

Posted by PMP on 23 March 2013 at 08:54

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