Cumbria

Cumbria roads reopen after wind and rain

Flooding at Mosedale
Image caption The River Calder burst its banks at Mosedale

Most of the roads closed after heavy rain caused flooding in Cumbria have now reopened.

The adverse weather on Thursday led to sections of the A591, A592 and A595 being shut to traffic, after a number of vehicles became stuck in water.

It has also emerged that the fell assessor, who climbs Helvellyn daily in winter to check weather conditions, was forced back at 2,500ft (726m).

John Bennett had registered winds of 72mph in a sheltered location.

It was the second time this week he was unable to complete the climb - as opposed to four occasions during the whole of last winter.

The road at Garrigill, near Alston, which was closed by a landslip is now partially open following the removal of forty tonnes of earth.

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