Cumbria

Keswick town £6m flood defence work under way

Work to protect a Lake District town badly hit by floods in 2009 has begun.

Over the next three weeks, trees will be felled to make way for a £6m flood risk management scheme to strengthen defences in Keswick.

The Environment Agency plans include a new wall on High Hill and while work is carried out temporary traffic lights will operate in Crosthwaite Road.

The town was hit by floods in November 2009 and the agency wants to protect residents from future downpours.

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