Campaigners who are looking to divert traffic off the A69 in Cumbria will be meeting with the Transport Minister later to discuss their concerns and raise questions about the future of the road.
They want the road de-trunked to take lorries out of villages like Warwick Bridge and away from very rural communities.
The A69 is closed in both directions between B6318 (Greenhead) and B6321 (Haltwhistle) due to an accident.
The accident is affecting traffic between Carlisle and Newcastle.
Snow is reported to be very bad, and police are asking all lorries to avoid the area altogether.
A diversion is in place via the Military Road.
Ambulance damaged in fire
Paramedics had to evacuate an ambulance after the vehicle caught fire on the A69 in north Cumbria.
There were no patients on board when the incident happened last night.
It's thought an electrical fault caused the fire which badly damaged the vehicle.
Traffic was delayed on the A69.