Multi-agency response to Storm Arwen ongoing

Agencies across Cumbria are continuing their response to Storm Arwen.

Electricity North West are working to restore power as soon as possible to those without electricity. A coordinated effort is underway to support those who are without power, with provisions and supplies being prioritised to those deemed most vulnerable – who agencies are contacting directly.

With low temperatures expected to continue, motorists are asked to take care if they are travelling. Some petrol stations have been impacted by the power outage and drivers are encouraged to be mindful of this ahead of any journey.  

Many of the roads impacted by the high winds over the weekend have been cleared. Motorists are encouraged to continue to drive to the conditions.  

The public are requested to kindly continue to look after vulnerable people in their communities; if you are aware of an individual who is vulnerable, please check on them and support them, make sure they have the right medication and provisions. If they do require medication or care, please contact their care provider as soon as you are able.  

If you see power lines down, do not approach them. Report them to Electricity North West on 105.

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