Severe weather disruption

The Meteorological Office has an important role issuing severe weather warnings. They warn us all in the local community about severe or hazardous weather that has the potential to cause widespread disruption. They advise on probable locations and duration of severe weather patterns. Severe weather warnings will come to you via internet, television, local radio or by word of mouth.

Any severe weather disruptions, including council services, school and road closures, will be listed here or relevant links will be provided.

Service disruptions

There are currently no reported severe weather service disruptions.

If your refuse or recycling collection has been disrupted due to snow, freezing conditions or other severe weather over the Christmas break, please leave your bins or sacks out and crews will attempt to return as soon as possible. 

Other useful information

Clearing snow yourself

There's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it carefully. Follow the snow code when clearing snow and ice safely.

Traffic updates

There are currently no traffic incidents

Traffic updates supplied by the Highways Agency.

Useful tips

Only make essential journeys, make sure your vehicle is in good order, that you allow plenty of time and inform someone in advance of your travel plans.

Storms and Gales
Severe storms can cause substantial damage to property. It is important that you have sufficient insurance to cover any damage to your house, contents and repairs.
  • Secure outdoor items and bring pets indoors
  • Park vehicles away from trees or high walls
  • Remain indoors, close windows and curtains
  • Have some emergency provisions ready
  • Stay indoors (on the ground floor if possible) and away from windows
  • Store some containers with fresh water for drinking purposes, in case water supplies fail
  • Check your neighbours to see if they need help
  • If gas, electricity or water is cut off, contact your supplier.
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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ