Cumbria schools closed in wintry weather

  • 21 January 2013
  • From the section Cumbria
The summit of the A66 on the Cumbria/County Durham border
Image caption The A66 was closed because of the snow

More than 10 schools were closed and there was some disruption to travel in Cumbria in the wintry weather.

Parts of the county were covered by a yellow weather warning from the Met Office for snow.

Among the roads closed because of the weather were the A66 between Brough and A68 between near Carter Bar and A686 Hartside Pass at Alston.

Part of the M6 near Southwaite closed after a Land Rover vehicle towing a trailer of bullocks overturned.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: "The carriageway was temporarily closed while emergency services and a local vet attended the scene to

assist with moving the animals safely.

"The driver of the Land Rover was not seriously injured and there was no suggestion that the bullocks are injured at this stage."

Meanwhile replacement bus services were running on Northern Rail between Carlisle and Skipton due to snow at Garsdale.

Drivers were warned of hazardous driving conditions on the A5086 Frizington Road because of ice.

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