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Millom and Windermere hit by heavy rain floods

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Heavy rain has forced the closure of several roads and caused localised flooding in Cumbria.A number of properties in Mainsgate Road and Market Street in Millom have been affected.Copeland Council is providing sandbags and anyone affected by flooding is asked to go to the town’s fire station.There has also been some flooding in Windermere, Ings and Kirkby-in-Furness. Cumbria Police is asking people to avoid the area.The Environment Agency has a flood alert in place for the Rivers Kent and Bela.Supt Mark Pannone said: “We have been responding to calls for service this morning due to the rainfall and some properties in Millom have been flooded.”There is some disruption on roads across the county. We ask that those driving stay clear of the closures in place and take care while travelling. “If you do come across a flooded road, please do not attempt to travel through as you cannot be sure of the water’s depth.”
Source: BBC Cumbria