Drivers are being warned they face disruption on one of Cumbria's main roads today.
Police say a slow moving abnormal load will be moving west across the A66 towards junction 40 of the M6 at Penrith between 11am and 3pm.
They say motorists travelling along the route at this time should plan extra time for their journeys.
Overnight closures will be introduced on one of Cumbria's main roads so work can take place on a £1.5million flood defence scheme.
Highways England is raising the carriageway by almost a metre on a stretch of the A66 at Bassenthwaite to better protect the road from flooding.
The full week of overnight closures begin on Friday (16 December) and will affect both eastbound and westbound carriageways between Lambfoot and Dubwath junctions.
Closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am.
Drivers are set to face delays on a stretch of one of Cumbria's busiest roads.
Highways England is spending nearly £2m on resurfacing, drainage improvements and replacing traffic signs on the A66 near Crackenthorpe west of Appleby.
Temporary traffic lights and a 40mph speed limit will be in place for around 10 weeks from today.
Emergency services are dealing with a road traffic collision on the A66 near Braithwaite.
Police were called at 14.58pm today following a four vehicle collision.
The road has been closed on the A66 in both directions close to Braithwaite.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Visit the traffic link map to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.
A project to upgrade drainage on a stretch of the A66 near Penrith is due to start on Wednesday.
The month-long Highways England scheme will tackle flooding issues on the section of the road near Whinfell Park, around three miles east of the town.
The majority of the work will be carried out overnight although a temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place at all times of day for the safety of drivers. During night work (between 8pm and 6am) temporary traffic lights are going to be in use. Drivers may also be led through the roadworks in 10mph convoys on some occasions.
A man and child who died following a road traffic collision on the A66 at Crackenthorpe have been named.
Michael Jopson, aged 25, and Tony Jopson, aged 18 months, both of Old Tebay, Penrith, died at the scene of the collision on Monday 25th May 2015.
Michael and his two sons were travelling in the Peugeot 307. The second child, aged under one, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His condition is serious but stable.
The family have paid tribute to Michael and Tony in a statement issued via Cumbria Police.
The statement said:
Police were called at 5:11pm following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway.
The vehicles involved were a HGV and a black Peugeot 307.
Michael and his two sons were travelling in the Peugeot 307. The second child, aged under 1, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His condition is serious but stable.
The driver of the HGV, a 47 year old man from County Tyrone, was unhurt.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to the Operational Support Unit.
High winds mean the A66 is closed to high sided vehicles between the A685 junction in Brough and the A67 junction in Bowes.
Two key Cumbrian roads could be expanded under government plans to invest an extra £15 million in the country's road network.
A study looking at the case for turning both the A66 and A69 into dual carriageways will be carried out.
The study for the two trans-Pennine routes is one of nine schemes for the north west.
Police are launching an operation to improve driving and safety standards on the A66 east of Penrith to the county boundary.
The operation, codenamed Natterjack, aims to make this section of the A66 much safer by encouraging compliance with traffic laws by observation and enforcement.
Operation Natterjack focuses on motoring offences such as lack of a concentration by using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Inspector Phil Davidson, of the Operational Support Unit, said:
“It only takes a slight lapse in concentration to be involved in a serious and potentially fatal road traffic collision. We still see motorists behaving recklessly on the county’s roads using mobile devices whilst at the wheel. This behaviour produces an additional risk on a road where the risk factors are already high, leading to an increase in the number of collisions.
More precipitating factors, like a lack of concentration, leads to more collisions and it is important that through enforcement we stamp this out.
A 79-year-old woman has been seriously injured after a crash on the A66.
The three vehicle incident happened at 12:05pm yesterday, 24 May.
The woman, who is from Appleby, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
No one else is thought to have been injured.