One lane of the A74(M) southbound is blocked due to an accident between junction 22 (Gretna Green) and junction 45 of the M6 (Gretna).
The M6 near Carlisle was closed for a while this afternoon (Wednesday 10th October) after an articulated lorry caught fire. The back of the trailer burst into flames on the southbound carriageway near junction 44.
The driver was uninjured and detached the cab from the trailer as a precaution.All three lanes were closed for about twenty minutes because the motorway was engulfed in smoke, but they've now reopened.
A man in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital with serious chest injuries following a crash on the M6.
The motorway remains closed southbound between Junction 39 and 38 and drivers are being diverted along the A6 towards Kendal.
Cumbria Police are advising motorists to use alternative routes when travelling to the south of the county as they deal with a serious road traffic collision which has closed the M6.
The M6 is closed in both directions between Junction 39 and 38. Drivers are being diverted along the A6 to Kendal.
A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: "At 3.44pm this afternoon, a serious collision occurred just prior to Junction 39 involving two vehicles – a car and a van. Emergency services are in attendance and an air ambulance has been deployed.
"Police are urging motorists to be patient while emergency services attend the scene."