Flooded Lake District road re-opens

The A591 in the Lake District which collapsed during Storm Desmond has reopened three weeks ahead of schedule.

A three-mile (4.8km) section of the A591 was closed in December after a landslip between Dunmail Raise, north of Grasmere, and Thirlmere.

During the closure local people faced long diversions, and a shuttle bus had to be put on for school children.

Environment Minister Rory Stewart and Cumbria County Council's leader re-opened the road today ahead of the summer tourist season.