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All lanes on the M6 are now open and traffic has returned to normal following the closure of two lanes due to an overturned lorry.
The incident happened on the M6 Southbound between J40 A66 (Penrith) and J39 B6261 (Shap). Damaged barriers have also been repaired.
All lanes on the M6 have reopened and traffic has returned to normal. The accident has been cleared on the M6 Southbound between J44 A7 / A689 (Carlisle North) and J43 A69 (Carlisle).
Some services on the West Coast Mainline are disrupted because of a line side fire near Wembley. All services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston are currently suspended - this is also causing delays for those travelling north.
Travellers are urged to check with their train operator or nationalrail.co.uk before making journey arrangements.
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Train passengers in Cumbria are facing more disruption today, Monday 4 September, with another day of industrial action. RMT union members are walking out over Northern's plans for driver-only trains.
Most trains will run between 7am and 7pm, with some services finishing earlier. During this time the number of running trains will be reduced. Passengers are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.
Tips for travellers today:
- If you experience a delay of 30 minutes or more, you can claim compensation through Northern's Delay Repay scheme.
- Customers with season tickets that don't include buses, trams or ferries, who decide not to travel due to strike action, can also claim compensation.
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There are traffic delays on the M6 following a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway near Penrith.
Police were called to the scene just before 1pm today, Friday 21 July. The air ambulance service had to be called.
More details to follow.
- UPDATE: One woman has been air lifted to the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough. She is described as being in a stable condition.
A road accident on the M6, north of Junction 43 and Junction 44 in Carlisle, is causing major delays on the motorway.
Paramedics are at the scene, although not serious injuries are believed to have occurred.
Lane three has been blocked.
Part of the A590, Lightburn road in Ulverston is closed due to long-term roadworks and junction improvements.
It is closed both ways at Daltongate.
Closure is expected until the 20th of August this year.