Two lanes of the M6 have reopened after an accident and subsequent repair work caused long delays during rush hour. The stretch between junction 43 (Carlisle) and junction 44 (Carlisle North) had been closed for recovery of the vehicles involved and barrier repairs.
The M6 Northbound is currently closed between junction 43 and junction 44 due to recovery work following an accident yesterday afternoon.
The closure is affecting traffic on the M6 to junction 42 and the A6/B6263 (Carlisle South).
It is likely the road will remain closed until later this morning for recovery and barrier repairs.
The M6 northbound has been closed between J37 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J38 (Tebay).
It is due to a serious accident involving two cars. One of the cars has overturned.
Two lanes of the M6 Motorway were closed for more than twelve hours today, causing long tailbacks and delays for thousands of drivers.
It happened after a lorry overturned in the early hours of the morning.
The 74-year-old driver of the vehicle is being treated in hospital following the accident.
Emergency services have spent the day clearing up.
Watch Andy Burn's report below.
A lorry driver is being treated in hospital after his HGV overturned on the M6 early this morning.
The accident closed two lanes of the southbound motorway and there are still long delays.
Andy Burn reports:
An overturned lorry at junction 38 (Tebay), on the M6 in Cumbria, is causing severe delays.
The lorry, which was carrying a load of refrigerated goods, overturned at 2am.
Two lanes have been closed between junctions 38 and 39, but lane three is now open.
Drivers can expect long delays as traffic is just beginning to filter through.
Police have advised that any abnormal loads will have to be held at the service area.
Three people have been injured as a result of a collision between a Ford Fusion and a Toyota Landcruiser at junction 39 (Shap), on the M6 at 2.40pm this afternoon.
A 78-year-old woman from Warrington, who was driving the Ford Fusion, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, alongside 78-year-old male passenger who was also injured.
A 78-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving the Toyota Landcruiser, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.
The road has been closed for almost three hours but is set to re-open shortly.
The entry and exit slip roads at junction 39 (Shap) on the M6 in Cumbria are closed, due to a two-vehicle accident.
All lanes have reopened on the M6 southbound in Cumbria between junctions 43 and 44, following an earlier accident.