Cumbria hit by flooding after heavy rain
4 December 2015
From the section Cumbria
Householders put out sandbags to try to stop water entering homes on the main road through Flimby
Flooding has brought chaos to parts of Cumbria.
Heavy rain on Thursday caused streams to overflow and drains to back up in Maryport, Flimby and Workington.
The fire service said it received 220 calls between 17:30 GMT and 22:00 GMT with most to report vehicles stuck in up to three feet of water.
Landslips have halted trains between Carlisle and Workington, Northern Rail said. A replacement bus service is in operation.
The company expects disruption until at least 15:30 GMT on Friday.
Wigton’s Nelson Thomlinson School is closed after part of the building was flooded and the A595 is shut from the Castle Roundabout at Cockermouth to the Thursby roundabout near Carlisle.
Sean Pattinson, of …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed