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Lake District road named one of top to avoid in UK

Drivers are advised to avoid the A590 Credit: Google maps

A road in the Lake District has been named one of the top eight to avoid in the UK.

The A590, the main road to the Lake District, runs north-east to south-west from M6 junction 36.

Waze, the Google owned sat nav app, has released the research.

Drivers in Scotland should also be aware that on the last weekend of August, there are around three times more trips going to Edinburgh than a usual June or September weekend.

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Overturned trailer leads to long M6 delays

Credit: Press Association

Drivers are facing delays after a trailer overturned on the M6 motorway near Carlisle this morning.

The incident happened just after 10am today on the southbound carriageway close to junction 42.

Emergency services are at the scene.

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Delays on main road in Cumbria

Drivers are being warned they face disruption on one of Cumbria's main roads today.

Police say a slow moving abnormal load will be moving west across the A66 towards junction 40 of the M6 at Penrith between 11am and 3pm.

They say motorists travelling along the route at this time should plan extra time for their journeys.

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