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  1. Strong winds batter Cumbria
  2. Lorries blown over and speed limit on M6
  3. Gust of 107mph recorded at Great Dun Fell
  4. Roads blocked by fallen tree
  5. Weather and travel on 9 January 2015

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That brings our coverage of the stormy weather in Cumbria this morning to a close, thank you for joining us.

For further weather and travel updates, listen live to

BBC Cumbria. The
BBC Weather and
BBC Travel websites also have the latest information.

Heavy rain later

The Met Office said following the high winds, the next problem in Cumbria will be the rain which is due to spread in by midday, turning heavy and persistent across higher ground.

It said winds will also strengthen through the afternoon, with upland and coastal gales developing.

Find the latest forecast on the

BBC Weather page.

Weather gust of 107mph

The Met Office website says a gust of 107mph was recorded on Great Dun Fell weather station high on the Pennines in Cumbria at 05:00.

Lorry recovery operation

Martin Lewes

BBC Radio Cumbria

I went to a flyover across the M6 near Tebay to watch the recovery operation for an overturned lorry.

It was a curtain sider which was empty and so it was like a sailing boat when the wind caught it. The operation to put lorries back on their wheels is well-practiced.

The Highways Agency is advising curtain sider lorry drivers to open the curtains so the wind blows through.

Damage in Bitts Park

BBC Look North reporter Mark McAlindon has

tweeted a photo of the tennis dome at Bitts Park in Carlisle and the effect of the high winds.

Bitts Park

Roads blocked by fallen trees

Cumbria Police are warning people to drive carefully following strong winds, which has resulted in a number of blocked roads due to fallen trees.

They have a list of affected roads on their website and are urging people to check the roads before driving as adverse weather is forecast to continue over the weekend.

Properties without power

Catherine Lee

BBC News

About 165 properties remain without power, mainly in the Carlisle area. Overnight about 600 were affected.

Electricity North West said it had drafted in additional engineers to help restore power and repair weather related damage to the overhead power lines and underground cables.

'Absolutely terrible'

George Petri is a lorry driver from East Kilbride. He was driving down from Glasgow this morning and decided to park at the motorway services at Tebay.

He told BBC Cumbria: "It was bad coming down, but it's kind of eased a wee bit, so I'll have a break and then I'll continue my journey.

"This is the worst that I've ever seen it and I've been driving for 30 odd years. Terrible, absolutely terrible."

Delays to trains

BBC Travel News reports possible disruption on Virgin Trains and First Transpennine Express trains between Penrith and Carlisle due to obstruction on the line.

Some homes without power

Some parts of north Cumbria have lost their electricity supply. Electricity North West says the faults have been caused by damage to equipment and engineers are working on the problems.

The company has an advice page on its website for what to do if you have been affected.

Seas rough during storms last night

This chart shows swell heights at sea during the storm.

Swell 9 Jan storm

The black colour indicates a swell of more than 40ft at 03:00. Calmer conditions have been forecast for later today.

Problems on the roads

Among the problems on the roads are there is slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J38, A685 (Tebay) and J39, B6261 (Shap), because of an overturned lorry and recovery work.

The A592 Rayrigg Road in Windermere is closed and there is slow traffic in both directions between the Birthwaite Road junction and the Millbeckstock junction, because of a fallen tree.

And there are two lanes closed on the M6 southbound between J42, A6 (Carlisle South) and J41, B5305 (Catterlen), because of an overturned lorry.

There are more details on the travel situation in Cumbria on the

BBC Travel page.

North hit by high winds

Cumbria is continuing to be hit by high winds after a night of gales.

A yellow warning is in place for Cumbria.

Last night a lorry was blown over on the M6 in Cumbria and a 50mph speed limit has been imposed on a stretch of the road.

This morning a gust of more than 100mph was recorded in the Pennines above the Eden Valley.

Advertising hoarding ripped off

Robert Cooper

BBC News Online

The Met Office says the strong winds that have been battering the county overnight will continue until mid-morning.

An advertising hoarding from Carlisle Racecourse was blown off, blocking the road there.

Section of roof blown off Carlisle racecourse

A 50mph limit has been introduced along the entire Cumbrian stretch of the M6 after one lorries were blown over. And some trees have come down - in Windermere, near Thirlmere, at Low Row near Brampton and near Wigton.

Strong storm

Hannah Bayman

BBC Weather presenter

This is one of the strongest storms that we've seen so far this autumn and winter. It's going to be stronger for most people than the winds that we saw over Christmas.

It's a really powerful system whipping across the Atlantic. The North East is experiencing some very windy conditions, but not quite as bad as in Scotland.

Take a look at the BBC Weather page for the latest information.

Good morning

Robert Cooper

BBC News Online

Good morning on a very windy start to the day in Cumbria. We'll be bringing you the latest news including weather and the impact on travel of the high winds.

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