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Flooding closes roads and schools in Cumbria

Flooding closes roads and schools in Cumbria

The village of Blennerhasset saw some of the worst flooding
Several schools and roads around Cumbria have been closed and train services disrupted because of flooding.The Environment Agency issued 19 flood alerts and eight flood warnings, while a Met Office yellow warning for rain was in place for much of Wednesday.The Borrowdale area was one of the worst affected, with two bridges forced to close.Northern Rail said lines were blocked due to floods between Carlisle and Maryport causing major disruption. Live updates on the flooding
Eight schools were forced to shut due to impassable roads. They were:
Blennerhasset
Borrowdale Primary School
Bridekirk Dovenby Primary School
Ireby School
Oughterside Primary School
Richmond Hill School
St Michael's Primary School
Beacon Hill Community School
Egremont Bridge in Egremont and Forge Bridge in Eskdale were both closed.The A595 had been closed at Bothel but has now reopened.
Several roads were closed, with many others barely passable
The Borrowdale area also saw some severe downpours
Gary Macrae, from the Hazel Bank Country House Hotel in Borrowdale, said the rain had affected their guests and deliveries.He told BBC Cumbria: "We have a house full of guests who can't move backwards or forwards - they can't get into Keswick via Honister or via the main Borrowdale Road into Keswick, which is a bit of a nuisance. "Plus our deliveries aren't going to be getting to us today either."South Lakeland District Council said sandbags were being made available at its depots in Ulverston, Ecclerigg and Kendal.
People are unable to get in and out of Borrowdale
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