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TRAVEL: HGV crash shuts M6 J40 slip road at Penrith

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Two HGV's have been involved in a crash on the M6 Junction 40 slip road at Penrith.

Officers were called at 1.47pm to the incident on the northbound entry slip road.

The slip road is now completely closed and delays are to be expected for some time.

The lanes heading west on the A66 have also been reduced and traffic is slow moving. ​

Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are asked to avoid the area.


Weather: Risk of snow

Hail, sleet and snow showers are expected to become frequent overnight and at first on Tuesday morning.

Heavier snowfall is likely to affect higher level routes where 2-5 cm of snow may accumulate in places, whilst 1 to 2 cm is possible to lower levels.

Some transport routes may be affected, with journeys requiring longer travel times.

Two people killed in Dumfries crash on A711

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Two people have died in a one-vehicle crash on the A711 near to Tower Wood in Dumfries.

The crash happened at around 9.52pm on Sunday 23 April.

The drive and passenger of a black Vauxhall Astra died at the scene.

The road re-opened around 4.47am hours this morning.

Constable Rebecca Wylie of the Road Policing Unit said:

We are carrying out a full crash investigation into this collision and would ask that anyone who may have witnessed it to get in touch with us at Dumfries on the 101 number. We are particularly keen to speak with the occupants of an estate car that we believed may have stopped at the scene shortly after the crash”.

– Constable Rebecca Wylie of the Road Policing Unit


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