Storm Arwen causes disruption across the county


Cumbria police are urging the public to remain vigilant, and to plan their journeys accordingly following damaged caused by Storm Arwen. Roads and streets have been made dangerous by the fallen trees and damage to electrical pylons and telephone lines.

Thousands of homes are currently experiencing power outages due to damage to powerlines. Electricity North West are working to bring power back to people’s homes.

Properties in Broughton-in-Furness are being affected by telephone outages. This is affecting landlines starting with 716 and 715. BT are working to resolve this issue. Mobile phones are unaffected.

Cumbria Police report road closures, speed restrictions and urge for driving with caution.

Updates road disruption below:


  • A685 Grayrigg Village – STILL CLOSED
  • A591 Hollins lane /Burnside – OPEN
  • Birthwaite Road, Windermere – OPEN
  • A6 Selside – STILL CLOSED
  • A592 Storrs Hall at the hotel – STILL CLOSED
  • A593 Ambleside, Vicarage Rd, Coniston Skelwith Bridge – STILL CLOSED
  • A685 Appleby Road Kendal – STILL CLOSED
  • B5282 Sandside Park Road – STILL CLOSED
  • A684 Garsdale House Sedbergh – STILL CLOSED
  • A595 Grisbeck – STILL CLOSED
  • A595 Calderbridge – STILL CLOSED
  • A591 St Johns in the vale – STILL CLOSED
  • Unclassified at Low Moresby – STILL CLOSED
  • Unclassified Gate mire Rd at Summergrove – STILL CLOSED
  • B5294 Rheda park Frizington – STILL CLOSED
  • Swan Hotel at Thornthwaite – STILL CLOSED
  • B6318 Netherby Rd to Penton – STILL CLOSED
  • A6071 at Heathersgill – OPEN
  • Walton near Brampton (electricity pole down) – STILL CLOSED
  • The C3007 at Thief side – OPEN
  • The A66 over Stainmore – STILL CLOSED
  • High roads such as Kirkstone Pass/Wrynose Pass/Hartside Pass remains impassable.
  • The M6 J37 Northbound has a tree in the third lane.

(This list is not exhaustive)

Cumbria Police are currently experiencing a high volume of calls into the control due to the weather.

Please be aware of the agencies to contact for the following:

Who to contact:

  • If you find a tree down on a main road please contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000.
  • If you find a tree down on a minor road please contact your local council (visit your councils website for contact details).
  • For power cuts contact Electricity North West on 105.
  • Please contact 101 if you need police assistance. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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