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A591 opens again and re-joins Grasmere and Keswick

By Louise Jones, 19 May 2016 – 0 comment

We have had a major boost to the area last week with the reopening of the flood-damaged A591, which has re-linked the areas of Grasmere and Keswick.  

 

In December, 18 separate landslides after Storm Desmond wreaked devastation on the area and a cavernous hole opened up in the A591 between Dunmail Raise and Thirlmere.

 

For more than five months since then the Lake District has been effectively split in two. People who needed to travel between Grasmere and Keswick have had to make an 80-mile detour via Penrith. Thousands of tonnes of rubble have been cleared the road repaired and Cumbria and the LakeDistrict is now officially back in action!  

Rosemount Guest House has remained open throughout, but we are delighted that the A591 is re-opened so that we can all easily access areas north of Grasmere and that local businesses effected can start to thrive again.

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