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WATCH: workers repairing A592

Workers are digging a series of channels underneath the A592 near Ullswater.

The idea is that the next time there is heavy rain, it will wash down the fells and go under the road, rather than damaging the surface.


A592 closed due to roadworks

The A592 is closed due to roadworks Credit: PA

Police are reminding motorists of ongoing roadworks which have closed the A592.

The road will be closed in both directions on Monday 26th January, Wednesday 28th January and Thursday 29th January between 7.30am and 5.30pm.

The road will be open on Tuesday 27th January where temporary traffic lights will be in place.

Police advise motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

Lorry fire closes A592

A lorry fire has resulted in the closure of the A592 between the Rheged round about and the Snuff Mill Cottage junction at Stainton.

The incident happened at about 1.30am this morning but the vehicle is still too hot to recover.

There may also be some damage to the surface of the road.

Cars and vans are being diverted through Stainton.