Fresh snow causes travel chaos across Cumbria

Image caption Many Cumbrian roads remain passable only with care

Travellers across Cumbria faced further problems with many roads closed and warnings of hazardous conditions.

Cumbria Police issued a warning about worsening road conditions in the Keswick, Cockermouth, Wigton, Maryport and Workington areas.

The A66 at Brough, A592 Kirkstone Pass, A686 Hartside Pass in Alston and A689 at Alston are all closed to traffic.

Treacherous conditions also hampered mountain rescuers who took 10 hours to get to a stranded climber on Helvellyn.

Virgin West Coast and First Trans Pennine Express said services were subject to delays because of the freezing conditions.

Cumbria Police have urged drivers to make journeys only where absolutely necessary.

Most bus and coach services are operating normally, although passengers have been warned of restrictions on estate roads and outlying areas which had not been treated.

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