Icy conditions cause a number of problems on Cumbrian roads.

In particular, Carlisle city centre was hit hard as sheet ice made roads dangerous for motorists , especially bus drivers.

Police were called at 6.21am yesterday morning to reports of a collision on Cumberland Street, Carlisle.

Involved in the collision was a Stagecoach bus. It was believe to have crashed into a house.

The road was temporarily closed but reopened mid-morning. No injuries were reported.

The M6 northbound was also closed yesterday for a period of time due to a collision at junction 43, Carlisle Rosehill.

Traffic was being diverted up and over via the junction 43 exit and entry slip roads and queues could be seen for about two miles.

Cumbria Police issued a warning to drivers to be extra careful on roads.

A spokesman for the force said: “Untreated surfaces could be icy almost anywhere this morning, please take care, we are already dealing with a number of accidents due to icy road conditions.”

In some parts of the county Stagecoach were unable to carry out their normal service. They tweeted: “Due to hazardous road conditions, with black ice on the roads following last nights rain and freezing conditions, our services in and around the Carlisle and Penrith area may be subject to delay.

“Our drivers will do their best to get to you as soon as is safely possible.”

Elsewhere Newlands Pass has been closed for a number of days due to wet and icy roads in the Lake District.

A weather warning is still in place for this morning.

The yellow weather warning, which covers parts of Cumbria, came into force at 4pm yesterday and is expected to last until 11am today.

The Met Office warned icy stretched are likely to cause difficult travel conditions.

They said: "Icy patches are expected to develop, especially on untreated surfaces, with showers feeding in from east coasts leaving surfaces wet. There is also the chance of some freezing rain, mainly for northeast England, overnight into Tuesday.

"Further snow is also likely mostly for hills above 200 to 300m. Some small accumulations are possible with southeast Scotland and northeast England most at risk. Here two to five cm is possible in places above 300m and 10cm above 400m though ice looks likely to be the main hazard."

There is likely to be icy patches on untreated roads.