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Emergency services tackle crane fire on the M6

The road was closed in both directions between J36 and 39 Credit: Cumbria Police

Emergency services are dealing with a crane fire on the M6. The road was closed both directions between J36 and 39 for a number of hours.

Police were called at 7.39am following reports of a crane on fire on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between J36 and 37.

Recovery work is underway on the M6 Northbound carriageway at J36 and one lane is still closed. Diversions are in place.

There are no reports of any injuries.

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Update: Road closures

Scottish Borders

  • B712 at Stobo closed in both directions due to flooding.
  • A68 at Camptown, traffic lights in both directions due to landslip.

Dumfries and Galloway

  • B6318 closed in both directions between A7 junction at Langholm and B6357 junction at Rowanburn, due to landslip.
  • B7068 Lockerbie closed in both directions between Corrie Road and B722 in Waterbeck due to unsafe bridge.

Cumbria

  • A592 closed between Glenridding and Pooley Bridge due to flooding.
  • A6 closed at Eamont Bridge between Skirsgill Lane and Lowther Glen.
  • A5086 at Cockermouth closed between Derwent Street and Wakefield Road.
  • B5291 closed between Peil Wyke Castle Inn Dubwath and A591 Bewaldeth.

Road closures update: Cumbria

  • A6 closed between Forrest Hall and Shap Summit in both directions.
  • A6 closed at Eamont Bridge between Skirsgill Lane and Lowther Glen.
  • A5086 at Cockermouth closed between Derwent Street and Wakefield Road.
  • B5291 closed between Peil Wyke Castle Inn Dubwath and A591 Bewaldeth.

For more travel information, visit Cumbria County Council website.

Road closures update: Cumbria

  • Derwent Street, Cockermouth - bridge closed for emergency repairs.
  • Pye Lane, Grasmere - road closed due to landslip.
  • Greenside Road, Glenridding - road closed due to flooding.
  • Skirsgill Lane, Eamont Bridge - road closed.
  • B5291, Bassenthwaite - road closed.
  • Peil Wyke Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite - bridge closed.
  • A592, Pooley Bridge - bridge closed.
  • Beehive Lane, Garths - bridge closed for emergency repairs.
  • A7, south of Langholm - road closed due to landslip.
  • Littlebrow/Papcastle Road, Broughton - bridge closed.
  • Burneside Road, Burneside - bridge closed due to flooding.

For more information and travel updates, visit Cumbria County Council website.

Road closures update: Dumfries & Galloway

  • B7068 closed at Debate Bridge, due to unsafe structure. Closed from Paddockhole Bridge to to C61A junction.
  • U259A closed between Westerkirk Mains and Sheilburn.
  • B6318 closed south of Langholm. Closed between Claygate and A7 at Skipper's Bridge.

For further information and travel updates, visit Dumfries and Galloway council website.

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English Street in Dumfries closed due to unsafe building

Police Scotland close the road Credit: Rosie Bunney

One of the main town centre roads in Dumfries has been closed due to an unsafe building.

English Street has been shut by police after a building between Newall Terrace and Shakespeare Steet was found to be unsafe.

Police Scotland and the fire service are currently at the scene and traffic is being diverted.

Police and firemen on the scene Credit: Rosie Bunney

A595 closed

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The A595 between Cockermouth Papcastle roundabout and Carlisle Thursby roundabout is closed. The major commuting route has been closed due to heavy rainfall to allow the highways agency to resolve the issue.

Cumbria Police have asked for motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area and use alternative routes cautiously due to small floods and heavy traffic on minor roads throughout West Cumbria.

ROAD CLOSURE: A66 near Braithwaite after 4 car collision

ROAD CLOSURE: A66 near Braithwaite Credit: ITV Border

Emergency services are dealing with a road traffic collision on the A66 near Braithwaite.

Police were called at 14.58pm today following a four vehicle collision.

The road has been closed on the A66 in both directions close to Braithwaite.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Visit the traffic link map to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.

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