A woman in her eighties was woken in the early hours of this morning to discover a lorry had crashed into her house.
Helen Walker, a family friend of the 85 year old has described the moment her neighbour's house was hit.
Police were called at 3.16am today following a one vehicle collision on the A69 near Little Corby.
A HGV hit a house and a lamppost. The driver was a 50 year old man from Carlisle.
No one was injured in the incident and the road was reopened at around 8.20am.
A lorry crashed into a house near the crossroads in Corby Hill, next to the Brampton Medical Practice around 3am this morning.
It hit the house of a lady in her eighties while she was sleeping in her bedroom downstairs.
Damage was made to the lady's bedroom windowsill as well as the house's gutters.
The lorry then went on to wipe out a street light and a bus station.
The A69 in Cumbria has been closed this morning after a lorry crashed into a house, strewing masonry and debris across the carriageway.
It happened just after 3am at the crossroads in Corby Hill, next to the Brampton Medical Practice.
Police confirmed that the driver of the truck escaped serious injury.
The truck came to rest in the front garden of the house involved.
The road has remained closed as clear up work is carried out and diversions have now been set up between junction 43 of the M6 and the A689 at Brampton.
With roadworks set to take place on two major roads into Carlisle, Ryan Dollard has been to find out what drivers in the area think:
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:
Roadworks are set to begin on a major road into Carlisle - the A69.
Work is already underway to build a roundabout on the A689, meaning drivers in north east Cumbria could face months of delays.
There will be disruption for drivers on the A69 in Cumbria, as road works are planned between July and September this year.
A new LED lighting system is being installed along the road, and the current street lights need to be replaced.
Lanes will be closed from the top of Warwick Bank to the Corby Hill crossroads in Cumbria - known locally as Warwick Bridge - from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day when the work starts on 13 July.
The works will go on until 18 September, and in the final two weeks some night time closures will also be necessary, between 6pm and 8am.
Resurfacing work will be taking place on the A69, between Cumbria and Northumberland, overnight from Monday 13 July.
A speed limit of 40mph will be in force, and lanes will be closed, between 7pm and 7am.
The work will begin at the Town Foot Junction in Haltwhistle on 13 July, and will last for two weeks.
Attention will then turn to the south of Brampton Roundabout at Gelt, for one week, and then the Redpeth junction at Spital for approximately one week on Friday 27 July.
The final phase of work will take place between Scarrow Hill and Naworth in Cumbria on Monday 3 August, and will last one week.
- There will be an overnight road closure on Saturday 25 July at Gelt, while the road across a narrow bridge is resurfaced
- During the closure drivers travelling eastbound will be diverted at the M6 junction 46, on to the M6 to junction 44, along the A689 to Brampton roundabout where the diversion ends
- Local traffic travelling westbound will follow the same route in the opposite direction