MOTORISTS are being warned after a number of roads are affected by snow and ice.

The Met Office has issued another weather warning for Cumbria overnight.

A forecaster for the Met Office said: Areas of rain and hill snow seem likely to affect many areas for a time tonight, probably clearing by morning and allowing temperatures to dip more widely below zero.

"Icy stretches may be encountered, especially on untreated surfaces, while the odd high-level road may see a further one-two cm of snow."

After heavy snowfall, Whinlatter has closed along with all onsite businesses.

A spokesman for the site said: "Due to heavy snowfall overnight, Whinlatter and all onsite businesses are closed today.

"Whinlattter Pass is inaccessible, so please do not try to reach us today.

"We will post as soon as we are able to reopen.

"Breakfast with Santa Siskins Cafe is cancelled as is the Welly Walk at 1pm."

Early this morning motorist reported snow on the higher parts of the Pennines and across the A66 at Stainmore this morning.

The following routes are affected:

M6 both ways from junction 38 A685 Tebay to junction 40 A66 Penrith.

A66 both ways from M6 junction 40 Penrith to A591 Penrith Road Keswick.

B5299 both ways from A595 Mealsgate to The Oddfellows Arms Caldbeck Caldbeck.

A6 Shap Road both ways from the Great Strickland Turn off, Hackthorpe, to A685 Longpool Kendal.

A592 Kirkstone Pass now closed

M6 between J35 Carnforth and J36 Crooklands

A6 between Shap and Kendal

A591 Dunmail Raise Ambleside to Thirlmere

A5091 Aira Force to Troutbeck A66 A685 between Kendal and Tebay

A684 between Parkside Kendal and Sedbergh

A684 Garsdale Head area

A591 Kendal Bypass Shenstone Interchange to Staveley

A592 Newby Bridge to Bowness Ice

A5074 Lyth Valley Road A590 to Winster

B5284 Crook Road Plumgarths to Bowness on Windermere

B6529 Garsdale Head to Kirkby Stephen