TRAFFIC is heavy around some parts of Cumbria due to flooding and surface water on the roads.

The M6 Southbound lane is blocked on the exit slip road at M6 Junction 36 and the A65 to Kirkby Lonsdale due to flooding.

The Mail:

Traffic is queueing both ways on the A591 from the A590 Brettargh Holt Roundabout, Sedgwick, to A6 Milnthorpe Road, Helsington.

Because of the flooding lane closures are in operation in the roadworks area causing heavier traffic.

There is also surface water on the A590 around Arrad Foot and on Ulverston Road, Lindal.

Traffic is coping well for now but police urge motorists to approach with care and avoid certain roads if possible.