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PHOTOS: lorries overturned on A66

Police say some van and lorry drivers appear to be ignoring their advice not to use certain routes in high winds after three commercial vehicles overturned.

Two of them are within a quarter mile stretch of each other on the border between Cumbria and County Durham.

One lorry and a large white van have gone over on the A66 eastbound close to the Stainmore Cafe near Kirkby Stephen.

Lorries overturned on the A66. Credit: ITV Border
Lorries overturned on the A66. Credit: ITV Border

Warning to drivers on A66

Cumbria Police is warning drivers of vehicles that are vulnerable to strong winds to avoid the A66.

A Yellow wind warning is in force for the county.

Vehicles, such as empty lorries or caravans, can be vulnerable in excessive winds and should avoid using the road.

They're also advising motorists to drive according to the conditions, and slow down while driving in high winds.

Weather warning for A66 drivers

Police are warning drivers of vehicles that are affected by strong winds to avoid the A66.

In particular, they say empty lorries and caravans are at risk.

All motorists are reminded to drive according to the conditions and slow down whilst driving in high winds. Those drivers affected are encouraged to use alternative, less exposed routes until conditions subside.

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Cars stuck in snow on A66

Cars are getting stuck in snow on the A66 between Keswick and Penrith.

There are reports the emergency services are turning some vehicles back.

WATCH: Lucky escape for lorry driver in A66 smash

Lorry crashes after leaving road on A66 Credit: News and Pictures North

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after his vehicle left the road and collided with a telegraph pole on one of Cumbria's busiest roads.

The incident happened in high winds and bad weather on the A66 near Kirkby Stephen yesterday.

Police said the driver, a 47-year-old man, was uninjured.

Below is a video of the lorry after it came off the road.

Police warn A66 drivers about strong winds

Police are warning drivers. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police are warning drivers of vehicles affected by high winds to avoid the A66.

Vehicles, such as empty lorries or caravans, can be vulnerable in excessive winds and should avoid using the road.

They're also advising motorists to drive according to the conditions, by slowing down and using less exposed routes until conditions calm.

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