Rivers Esk and Irthing: Flooding is possible


The Environment Agency have issued an alert, claiming that the Rivers Esk & Irthing may cause flooding to low lying land. 

A spokesperson said:

"River levels have risen at the Greenholme river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall overnight and this morning.

"Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Gilsland, Lanercost, Brampton, Irthington, Castle Carrock, Newby East, Longtown and Rockcliffe areas.

"High river levels are possible on the River Irthing, Cam Beck, Brampton Beck, Castle Carrock Beck, River Gelt, River Lyne, Border Esk, Lochinvar Beck, Rockcliffe Beck and their tributaries.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. The heaviest of the rain has now passed over the area with only light showers expected this afternoon."




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Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland: Rivers Esk and Irthing: Flooding is possible
Rivers Esk and Irthing: Flooding is possible
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