Police advice motorists to travel only if necessary as snow and ice cause challenging road conditions

Cumbria Police is advising motorists to travel only if necessary as heavy snowfall is causing challenging road conditions across the county.

A yellow warning for snow and ice is currently in place for most of Cumbria and is set to remain so for the rest of today.

The Met Office have also issued an amber weather warning for snow covering large sections of south and west Cumbria , which is in place until midnight.

If motorists must travel, the advice is:

  • Please plan ahead for any journeys today, allowing for extra time.
  • Take extra care and, where possible, please use main roads which have been treated.
  • Drive slowly and with extra care and attention.
  • Please ensure that you have provisions such as water, snacks, blankets, and a charged mobile phone with you.
  • Please allow vulnerable road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians more room than usual.

For the latest information the county’s roads, please visit the traffic map: Traffic – Cumbria Constabulary.

For the latest information on weather warnings, please visit: UK weather warnings (metoffice.gov.uk).

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