Cumbria Police is calling for increased caution and judgement to be used ahead of forecast adverse weather conditions.

With freezing temperatures and showers set to hit the county throughout the day tomorrow, from about 10am onwards, the force is urging members of the public to take care on footpaths, roads and fells.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning of ice for Cumbria.

Should the predicted adverse weather hit, it is likely to create incredibly cold conditions with fast forming and widespread black ice on pavements and roads across Cumbria.

Police say icy conditions can be hazardous and the public are being advised to check the Met Office weather for the most up-to-date forecast and to plan their day accordingly.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said: "Public safety is our priority, so we need to get the message out about tomorrow’s predicted adverse weather.

“Freezing rain coupled with sleet and/or snow can quickly make conditions treacherous."

Police are urging members of the public to consider:

  • Checking on vulnerable adults and make sure they have everything they need
  • Be cautions of driving conditions as hazardous, black ice cannot always be seen
  • Fell walking. This is not advised unless you are experienced and have the correct equipment
  • Walking in general. Pavements could quickly become hazardous
  • Events which may be affected by the adverse weather