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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 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.
Emergency services are at the scene of the crash on the A66 near Troutbeck, Penrith.
A lorry overturned after pulling out of a lay-by just before 9am.
It is not believed that anyone has suffered life-threatening injuries.
Cumbria Police is advising motorists to find other routes and diversion will be put in place.
The A66 is closed in both directions due to a lorry crash between the A5091 and A591.
Traffic between Penrith and Keswick is being affected and drivers should expect delays.