One lane westbound remains closed on the A66 near Penrith following a large fire but both sides of the road are now moving freely. A mobile crane caught fire at the Kemplay Roundabout causing huge delays. The remains of the crane will be removed on Monday night.
The eastbound section of the A66 near Penrith has reopened but westbound remains closed following a fire on a crane travelling on top of a lorry. The roads around the scene are extremely busy as it's a major route crossing England from east to west.
It's understood part of the carriageway on the westbound section will have to be resurfaced which may cause disruption for some time. The driver of the HGV escaped injury and it's not thought anyone else has been hurt.
The main A66 route near Penrith in Cumbria has been closed after what Police say is a crane fire. The blaze is ongoing near to the Kemplay roundabout in Penrith. Motorists trying to use the A66 will have to use alternative routes.
Officers are also asking drivers stuck in traffic not to try and turn around to try and prevent confusion and accidents.