Cumbria suffers flooding after heavy rain

Flooding on the A592 near Windermere
Image caption A number of vehicles became stuck

Heavy rain led to flooding in the Windermere area of Cumbria.

Cumbria Police said they had a number of reports of vehicles stuck in water around Windermere and Troutbeck.

Sections of the A591 at Ambleside and Windermere were closed for a time, along with a section of the A592 at Troutbeck Bridge.

Elsewhere strong wind warnings were in place for the M6 in Cumbria, and the A66 from Appleby to Scotch Corner was closed during the afternoon.

It later reopened to normal traffic, but remained shut to high sided vehicles.

The A595 from Kirkstone at Cookhouse corner was closed and there was flood water on the south side of the A6, just past Selside.

There were temporary road closures at Plumpton, Garrigil after a landslide and Ruckcroft, near Armathwaite.

Cumbria County Council and Cumbria Police urged drivers to take extra care in the strong winds.

The Low Wood Hotel on the shores of Windermere was flooded, with staff pumping out rooms and using sandbags to prevent further problems.

Operations director Douglas Dale said problems started at about 07:00 GMT on Thursday with public rooms affected but not guest bedrooms.

He said on Thursday morning: "We are now pumping out the hotel but the show will go on and we are still open for business.

"We have plenty of staff in to help and are busy using pumps as well as sandbags."

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