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17 December 2015

Public urged to stay safe and not put themselves at risk in flood affected areas

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As the weekend approaches and with Christmas just around the corner the mild weather we are now experiencing is bringing out increased numbers of cyclists and walkers. Many of which could be putting themselves at risk by walking and cycling in areas that have been affected by the floods.

Many areas of Cumbria and the Lake District are very much open for business, although some areas remain affected by flooding and landslides and as recovery operations continue the council is reminding the public that some roads and bridges remain closed.

If you are planning to be out and about this weekend, we recommend you take suitable precautions, including checking the weather and routes in advance.

A spokesperson for Cumbria County Council said:

"We're urging members of the public to respect any signage that has been put in place on our roads, bridges and footpaths. Where bridges, roads and paths are closed it is for reasons of public safety and there is genuine danger to anyone ignoring the signage. Please do not put yourself at unnecessary risk and remember to check your routes in advance."

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As the weekend approaches and with Christmas just around the corner the mild weather we are now experiencing is bringing out increased numbers of cyclists and walkers