A66 crash

Part of A66 shut following crash

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UPDATE: A66 reopens

A stretch of the A66 which has been shut for most of the day following a crash has been reopened. The road, between Penrith and Appleby, was closed for recovery work after a head on crash involving two lorries. Both drivers were airlifted to hospital in Middlesbrough with serious injuries.

A66 could be closed for another two hours

Cumbria Police say the A66 could be closed until 4 pm. It's been shut while recovery work takes place following a head on crash between two lorries. Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were airlifted to hospital.

The two HGV drivers were airlifted to hospital Credit: GNAA

The stretch of the A66 between Penrith and Appleby is currently closed. Diversions are in place.

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