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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.


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
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