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Emergency Adverse Weather Information

Published on 02 March 2018

Emergency Adverse Weather Information

Advice and support

A co-ordinated multi-agency approach is in place to support communities affected by the recent severe weather.

Communities are asked, where possible, to support each other and highlight any concerns for vulnerable individuals to care providers. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Useful contacts:

Cumbria County Council’s Highways Hotline:

Tel: 0300 303 2992 (answer phone service evenings, weekends and public holidays)

*Please note - cost of calls may vary depending on mobile provider* 

Cumbria County Council's Social Services:

If you are worried about an adult or a child, the out of hours emergency numbers are:

Adult Social Care: 01228 526690

Children: 0333 240 1727

Carlisle City Council's Homeless support:

Carlisle City Council’s homeless prevention team can help anyone, at the threat, or experiencing homelessness. Advice is available from staff at the Civic Centre during normal office hours, Monday - Friday.

OUT OF HOURS: Please call us on 01228 817386 for assistance. If you are aware of someone who is rough sleeping please contact us on the same number.

You can also report rough sleeping using the Street Link website at

Refuse and Recycling:

Due to adverse weather we were unable to collect refuse and recycling on Wednesday, 28 February, Thursday, 1 March or Friday, 2 March. Arrangements are in place to pick up any refuse collections week commencing 5 March. More information is available here.

Please use the links below to access additional information and advice: 

Cumbria County Council - for updates on schools, roads and highways (including) gritting 

Cumbria Police - latest updates including road closures, incidents and safety advice

Met Office - latest weather and weather warnings

Winter Ready Advice - journey planning, financial support and emergency planning

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