Cumbria

Cumbria snow causes problems on roads

Cumbria's roads are becoming "increasingly difficult to pass" as snow and ice create difficult conditions, police have said.

Cumbria Constabulary is asking motorists to drive only if necessary.

Road conditions are "very difficult" on the A5092, the A686 Hartside Pass and the A686 at Alston.

The A66 had been closed in both directions and speed restrictions are in operation in some areas.

The Met Office is forecasting strong winds with scattered wintry showers and snow on higher ground overnight.

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