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Cold weather disruption continues

Brian Metcalf
Brian Metcalf died after slipping on ice in Kendal

Freezing conditions are continuing to cause travel difficulties across parts of northern England.

The A686 Hartside Pass at Alston and A592 Kirkstone Pass at Troutbeck in Cumbria are shut because of snow.

In Northumberland, ice and snow has been causing problems and drivers have been urged to use caution.

Between five and 10cm of snow could fall in Cumbria and Northumberland overnight. Severe weather warnings are also in place on Wearside and Teesside.

Police have said some roads and pavements are treacherous and have urged people not to travel on affected routes unless absolutely necessary.

A 21-year-old man who died after being found with head injuries in Kendal probably slipped on ice, according to the Cumbria force.

Brian Metcalf was discovered in the Longpool area on Sunday.

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