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A6 Cumbria-Closed in both directions

Scene of the crash on the A6 Credit: Graham Carnochan

The A6 is closed in both directions near Wickersgill in Cumbria, due to a three vehicle accident at Hucks Brow.

The accident is affecting traffic between Shap and Kendal.

Police are advising motorists to travel via the M6.

Emergency vehicles are currently at the scene Credit: Graham Carnochan

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Roads close due to snow and ice

The following roads have been closed due to ice and snow:

The Struggle, Ambleside- Between Kirkstone Road and Kirkstone Pass Inn

Corney Fell Road, Ennerdale Bridge- Between Ennerdale Bridge and Calder Bridge

The following road has been classed as 'hazardous', due to ice and snow:

A685, Kirkby Stephen- Between A683 (Kirkby Stephen) and M6 J38 (Tebay).

ROADS: B6355 Ayton to Chirnside, road closed

The B6355 road between Ayton and Chirnside has been closed in both directions, due to a culvert collapsing under the road.

Scottish Borders Council has started to carry out the work, and the 900mm pipe which is required to replace the old culvert is due to be delivered early next week.

A diversion is in place along the A6105 Berwick Road for all traffic.

"The extremely wet conditions we have experienced over the last few months has clearly taken its toll on our local roads. This is another example of the type of damage caused by such heavy rain. This is a very challenging time but we continue to do all we can to carry out repairs as quickly as is possible.

"We hope to have this road re-opened to traffic before the end of next week and would like to thank drivers for their patience in the meantime."

– Rob Dickson, Director of Environment and Infrastructure, Scottish Borders Council
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