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Weather causing traffic problems on M6

Multiple vehicle crash on M6 Credit: ITV News Border

Police are warning people to take extra care whilst driving on the M6 due to poor weather conditions.

The M6 was shut northbound at junction after an accident involving nine vehicles. There were severe delays, however the road has now re-opened.

The winds are particularly strong between junctions 39 and 44, with the matrix signs advising drivers to limit their speed to 50mph.

Traffic delays expected in Dumfries

Roadworks at Three Road Ends in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Roadworks for a new traffic system at Three Road Ends in Dumfries is expected to cause major delays.

The work will start on Monday 12 October, lasting for three weeks through the school holidays.

The new traffic system is hoped to ease congestion and benefit drivers in the long term.

Whether you are driving to work, cycling to the university and college or taking the bus to a hospital appointment, please be understanding of the situation. Plan ahead and give yourself extra time to complete your journey. I am confident the new traffic signal equipment will ease congestion in the area long-term."

– Dumfries and Galloway Council


TRAFFIC: abnormal load on A69

Police will be escorting a slow moving abnormal load this morning from the A69 Northumbria boundary at Greenhead to Lowca Lane, Seaton.

It will start around 10:30am via the A69 route, A689 Northern Relief Road at Carlisle, and A595 to Thursby.

The load will then travel to Seaton via the A596.

Motorists should expect delays until approximately 2:30pm.

To keep up to date with the situation on Cumbria roads please visit: the Cumbria Police website.


Accident on A7

Part of the A7 closed for a brief period this morning following an accident involving three vehicles.

A mini-bus, a transit van and a car collided on the Bowland straight at about 7.30am.

The emergency services closed the road four miles north of Galashiels for around 15 minutes.

It was re-opened as a single lane of traffic to allow the last of the debris to be cleared.

Police Scotland said there were no injuries

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