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Warnings as heavy snow falls overnight

Alston, by Stephanie Mulhall

Police are warning drivers to take care on the roads as the county has seen heavy snow overnight.

Officers said this has resulted in some roads becoming very icy and is urging drivers to be careful.

Reports are coming in that traffic is at a standstill on the B5302 at Waverbridge as it is very icy and there are emergency four-way lights at the A595/A596 roundabout due to a water leak.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

It says frequent and heavy snow showers will affect the region overnight, before gradually easing during Friday morning, with many areas becoming dry in the afternoon.

Around 2 to 5 cm is expected to fall in the area, with up to 10 cm possible in a few places above 150 metres, chiefly in the far north and northeast. Ice is likely to be an additional hazard.

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