The northbound stretch of the motorway between J37 and J38 was shut at around 9.40pm to allow vehicles to be recovered and for accident investigators to carry out investigations.
A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said:
The road is now re-opened but police are urging motorists to take extra care while a weather warning remains in place until 11am Sunday due to predictions of wintry showers and ice.
Two people who were killed in a road accident in the Scottish Borders have been named.
53-year-old Derek Peoples and his 51-year-old wife Avril Peoples, both from Kelso, died on Sunday 23rd December.
The couple were travelling in their silver Kia Cee'd on the A697 when it collided with a red Hyundai at around 2.45pm.
The incident happened around one mile south of the junction with the A68 at Carfraemill.
Mrs Peoples was treated at the scene, but died as a result of her injuries.
Mr Peoples was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment, where he later died.
Two people who were in the Hyundai suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospital.
Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
James Street in Carlisle is partially blocked in both directions due to an accident.
The family of Michael, known as Mike, Telford have paid tribute to him following a fatal road traffic collision.
The accident happened on 6th December 2012, around 4pm on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall close to the town of Wigton. Mr Telford was taken to the Cumberand Infirmary but was later died.
The family of Mike Telford have today paid tribute to a Husband, Father and Grandfather, they said:
"Mike was a well-known and respected Carlisle Business Man. He was the owner of Telford Group having Citroen and Skoda Car Dealerships in the City. Mike had a keen interest in Motor Sport and Cars.
"Mike leaves behind his wife Shirley, Son Gregor and daughters Kerry and Lindsay. Also Grandchildren Jessica, Ella, Harry, Jack and Thomas."
A second vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa was also involved and the driver, a man aged 21 from Maryport was treated for minor injuries.
Police are appealing to anyone who was on that stretch of road around the time of the accident or just before to contact them on 101.
A man who died after a crash involving two cars near Wigton has been named. He was 75 year old Michael John Telford from Warwick on Eden in Carlisle.
The crash happened on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall just after 4pm on December 6th.
Mr Telford, who had been driving a Citroen Kew, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary died shortly after.
The road was closed for around five hours. A 21 year old male driver from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping police with their enquiries. The road was closed for five hours.
A male driver of a Vauxhall Corsa aged 21, from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping the police with their enquiries.
Anyone who may have witnesses the crash or have any information about what may have led to it should contact Cumbria Police on 101.
A youth threw a snowball at a passing car on Lochside Road in Dumfries causedit to collide with another car.
The incident happened at around 3.40pm yesterday (December 3rd).
The snowball hit the windshield of a silver Ford Mondeo which then crashed into a passing silver Honda Civic.
A 56-year-old local man was driving the Mondeo and a 31-year-old local woman was driving the Civic.
Both were checked by ambulance staff at the scene, but suffered no injuries.
Dumfries and Galloway Police are looking to find the youth who was responsible for the incident and are keen to speak to four male youths who were also seen in the area at the time.
The driver of a bridal horse carriage that was involved in a crash with a car, is in a 'serious but stable condition' in hospital.
Simon Millar and his daughter Hannah, were driving the bride and her father to the wedding when the accident happened.
Mr Millar is in intensive care at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and his daughter is due to be discharged today.
The bride, Donna Pennycook, was released from hospital in time to make her wedding, but her father, Lawrence Pennycook, remains in hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.
The accident happened just after 2pm on Saturday (December 1st), at the entrance to Mabie House Hotel on the New Abbey Road, near Dumfries.
The groom was not involved in the accident.
The horses were treated for minor injuries.
A vet treated the horses involved at the scene but they did not have any serious injuries
Donna Pennycuik,29, was on her way to her wedding when the crash occurred shortly after 2pm yesterday. She and her father Lawrence were both released from hospital after minor treatment and the wedding went ahead at the Mabie House Hotel.
Simon Miller, 45, the driver of the carriage is in a serious but stable condition in the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. His daughter Hannah, 18, was also in the vehicle but released from hospital after treatment.