A66 crash

The A66 is closed in both directions at Troutbeck due to an accident involving two lorries.

Driver involved in A66 crash taken to hospital

Road diversion sign Credit: Cumbria Police

A 43-year-old man from Manchester has been taken to hospital after the lorry he was driving tipped over on the A66.

He was taken to Carlisle Infirmary for treatment, but it is not thought his injuries are life-threatening.

Cumbria Police believe that the HGV tipped over after moving to allow an emergency vehicle past.

The road is still closed and diversions remain in place.

Diversions in place for A66 crash

Diversions are now in place for traffic being affected by the crash on the A66:

  • Eastbound traffic should follow A591 northwards from Keswick to Bothel, A595 northeast towards Carlisle A6
  • South bound traffic to join M6 at junction 42 south on M6 to junction 40 and then re-join A66.
  • Westbound traffic to use the same route in reverse direction. This is the preferred route for all traffic, especially HGV’s.
  • Light traffic could make use of the B5305 from Penrith to Wigton, this road is not suitable for HGV’s.

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