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Cumbria Police: Drivers can travel with caution

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Drivers in Cumbria are now being advised they can travel on roads in the county with caution.

Back roads and high roads should still be avoided where possible.

The speed restrictions on the M6 have also been lifted, while many roads in the region remain closed.

Police Scotland are still advising motorists in the south of Scotland to think before they travel.

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Beast from the East causes chaos on the M6

There have been number of road traffic collisions on the M6 northbound carriageway between J38 and J40.

Hazardous driving conditions because of snow and ice on the road meant that only one lane was open between J38 (Tebay) and J39 (Shap).

Traffic was at a standstill while police dealt with the incidents.

A jack-knifed lorry near to Southwaite Services also closed two lanes on the southbound carriageway, south of J41.

A no-injury two-vehicle collision also closed the M6 southbound at Kendal, which involved two wagons.

Motorists are warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary as driving conditions remain hazardous.

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Police warn DO NOT DRIVE during amber weather warning

The Beast from the East has brought hazardous driving conditions to roads across the region.

Police on both sides of the Borders are advising motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary while the amber weather warning remains in place - up to 6pm tonight.

The red warning for snow in northern parts of the Scottish Borders has now been downgraded to amber. See here for more information on weather warnings.

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Wigton man dies in A596 bypass crash

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A 23 year-old man from Wigton has died in a crash which has left another with serious injuries.

Steven Parker died at the scene after the BMW he was driving collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The smash happened yesterday evening at 4:50pm on the Wigton bypass between Station Road and Carlisle bridge. The road was closed for six hours.

Mr Parker's two passengers, a 20 year-old man and a 19 year-old man, were taken to hospital. The 20 year-old is described by police as being in a serious condition. The 19 year-old has minor injuries.

Minor damage was caused to the Corsa and its occupants were uninjured.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said they were appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the crash or the vehicles described leading up to the incident.

Witnesses are asked to called 101

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