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A69 delays expected

Police are warning drivers in Cumbria to expect delays between Carlisle and Blenkinsopp tomorrow.

From around 9am police will escort a slow moving abnormal load via the A689 into Crosby Village and onto the A69.

Delays are expected until around 1pm.


Carlisle roadworks: communication 'could have been better'

The A689. Credit: ITV Border

From Monday the two major routes linking the North East to Carlisle will both have significant road works ongoing.

Work on the A689 between Brampton and Kingstown has been taking place for months, and work begins on the A69 next week.

The County Council and Highways England say they are doing their best to minimise disruption - but some drivers feel that the two jobs should have been staggered.

Councillor Nick Marriner, whose parish is in the area that could be affected, says communication could have been better:

There could have been better communication between the Highways Authority who deal with this road, and the Council who deal with that road.

But the work has to be done, it's important work and they have to do it in summer."

– Nick Marriner, Cumbria County Council


The straw that broke the tractor's back

The overturned tractor on the Kingmoor park roundabout Credit: ITV News Border

A trailer carrying a trailer load of hay overturned on a roundabout, blocking Carlisle city bypass.

The overturned tractor and trailer partially blocked the roundabout Credit: ITV News Border

The accident happened on the A689 Carlisle city bypass at Kingmoor Park roundabout.

The overturned tractor Credit: ITV News Border
Work begins to clean up the hay Credit: ITV News Border
Overturned tractor Credit: ITV News Border