Cumbria

Cumbria coastal floods leave tonnes of debris

High tide at Dubmill Point near Silloth Image copyright Cumbria County Council
Image caption The Dubmill Point to Silloth road has seen "substantial damage"

A "major clear-up" is being carried out after strong winds and high tides flooded parts of Cumbria's west coast.

Highways maintenance teams have been clearing tonnes of debris.

Most routes have reopened but the Dubmill Point to Silloth road will stay closed for a full structural inspection, the county council said.

Two flood warnings are still in place for the area and the Environment Agency said the entire stretch from Gretna to St Bees is likely to flood again.

Engineers are assessing the damage caused by the combination of "exceptionally strong winds, severe rainfall and high tides", a council spokesman said.

He understood police had been issuing on-the-spot fines to drivers ignoring road closure signs between Dubmill Point and Silloth.

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