Cumbria residents are being urged to wrap up warm and take precautions as the region braces itself for heavy snowfall over the next few days. The Met Office has issued a 39-hour heavy snow warning, starting from Thursday morning, with parts of the county expecting over 4mm of snow.
The Arctic blast is expected to bring freezing temperatures and snow to the region, prompting the UK Health Security Agency to issue a cold weather alert. The public is encouraged to look out for those most at risk from the effects of the weather, such as people with medical conditions or over the age of 65.
The Met Office and UKHSA have warned that all regions of England will experience cold weather until midnight on Wednesday. However, a precipitation map from The Met Office suggests that Cumbria will be hit with snowfall on Thursday and part of Friday.
The snowfall is expected to hit various areas of the county at different times, with Barrow-in-Furness, Ulverston, Brough, and the Lake District being the first to be hit at 8am on Thursday. By noon, parts of the county including Brough and Barrow-in-Furness will be hit with snowfall of more than 4mm.
Residents are advised to stay informed about the snowfall and make necessary preparations. Councillor Jane Marshall of Cumbria County Council says, “Our teams are on standby and will be out gritting the roads to ensure they are as safe as possible for drivers. We urge everyone to take extra care on the roads and to check on their neighbors, particularly those who may be more vulnerable.”
The heavy snowfall is expected to cause disruption to transport services and motorists are being urged to avoid non-essential travel. In the meantime, Cumbria residents are encouraged to keep warm and stay safe.
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