The accident involved two cars and an HGV near the B6262 junction. Local diversions are in place and the police hope to have the route opened shortly. Police say they are not treating the accident as serious at this time.
A 49 year old man from Wigton died when his Yamaha motorcycle collided with a Hyundai i10 car driven by a man from the Cockermouth area yesterday at 12.55pm on the A66 Embleton.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing to anyone who may of seen the incident, and are also keen to speak to the driver of a Mitsubishi 4x4 which was towing a horsebox travelling towards Keswick who may have witnessed the collision.
Investigations into the incident is under way and anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.
A lorry driver has been jailed for 18 months for causing the deaths of two soldiers in a crash on the A66 in Cumbria.
Colin Pattison's HGV ran into the back of an army landrover on the A66 at Stainmore two years ago.
Private James Austin and Lance Sergeant David Gartland, who were returning to Catterick Garrison following an training exercise at Warcop died at the scene.
Their landrover had already hit a broken down lorry that was spewing thick smoke across the carriageway when it was hit from behind by Colin Pattison's fully laden wagon.
He had driven blindly into the smoke at around 30 miles an hour, the prosecution say he should've slowed down more.
53-year-old Pattison, from Goole in Yorkshire, was cleared of causing death by dangerous driving but found guilty of causing death by careless driving following a trial at Carlisle Crown Court last month.
He has also been banned from driving for six years.