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Carlisle road closed after crash

The road is closed. Credit: ITV Border

Police have closed Bridge Street in Carlisle, while they deal with a collision.

Emergency services were called at 2:54pm to a two-vehicle crash, and are still at the scene.

The road leading to Hardwicke Circus has been closed, and drivers are urged to avoid the area.

Lorry driver critical after motorway crash

The HGV crashed into the M6 central reservation Credit: ITV Border

A lorry driver is in a critical condition following a crash which has closed the M6 north of Carlisle.

It is believed the 73-year-old driver from North Yorkshire suffered a heart attack prior to the crash.

The accident at 10.04am today saw a hay lorry hit the central reservation and the driver was given CPR at the scene and regained a heartbeat before being rushed to the Cumberland Infirmary.

The Great North Air Ambulance landed on the motorway and its paramedic was able to accompany the lorry driver to hospital by road.

The northbound carriageways remains closed north of junction 44 on the M6 with significant delays for traffic which is being diverted on to an alternative route.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to PC 747 Euan Stitt.

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Heart attack victim airlifted to hospital

A pedestrian was airlifted from Windermere to hospital in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A 48-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a heart attack beside a busy road in South Cumbria.

Ambulance crew at the scene carried out CPR at the roadside and were able to restart his heart.

The A591 was closed in the Keldwyth Drive area, Windermere, to allow the emergency services to attend the scene which caused significant delays to rush hour traffic in the town.

Great North Air Ambulance were able to attend after landing at a nearby school and take the pedestrian to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle within 20 minutes.

Great North Air Ambulance landed on a school playing field Credit: GNAAS


Crash shuts Carlisle bypass

Credit: Press Association

Motorists in Carlisle are facing major disruption this morning after a crash on the city's bypass.

The collision happened at around 7:20am between Burgh Road and Dukes Drive on the A689 and involved a car and tanker.

The road is closed and diversions are in place, taking motorists through the city.

Road closures update: Scottish Borders

The following roads are closed:


  • B712 closed at Dawyk, access to Stobo from east.
  • B712 closed between Rachan and Merlindale due to debris on road.
  • B712 closed south of Stobo Castle to Rachan at the junction of A701.
  • B7062 Peebles to Traquair - closed due to flooding.
  • D83/2 Peel to Walkerburn - trees and power cable down.
  • D1/2 Ettrick to Potburn - closed due to landslip.
  • A72 Kirkton Manor - closed due to flooding
  • C10 Manor Bridge – closed due to flooding and possible structural damage
  • B709 Granites Road (north of golf course) - closed due to flooding


  • B6359 Cavers Carre/Clarilaw
  • B7009 Selkirk to Tushielaw
  • D25/2 Boleside
  • A699 Springwood Park, Kelso


  • D25/3 Haysike Bridge – closed due to structural damage


  • B6350 Sprouston to Cornhill - closed on Northumberland side

For more information and further updates, visit the Scottish Borders website.

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