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Three-vehicle road crash on M6 causes traffic delays

The scene of the crash on the M6 Credit: ITV Border

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.

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  • UPDATE: One woman has been air lifted to the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough. She is described as being in a stable condition.
The scene of the crash on the M6 Credit: ITV Border


A701 reopened at Beattock following tanker incident

The A701 has reopened at Beattock following a late night incident involving an overturned tanker.

Emergency services were called to the crash at the junction with the B7076 to Johnstonebridge and Lockerbie.

The overturned tanker Credit: Bob Geddes

The articulated tanker overturned and landed on its side but the driver is thought to have suffered only shock and bruising.

The overturned tanker Credit: Bob Geddes

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel, ambulance staff and police were called to the scene but there was no leakage from the tanker which is believed to be loaded with a powder.

Diversions were set up on both sides of the crash scene and the road was closed for much of the night.


Train passengers face rail strike disruption

Northern services will be affected by strike action Credit: Press Association

Train passengers in Cumbria are facing disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend with another day of industrial action.

The RMT union has called its latest 24-hour walkout today in an on-going dispute over Northern's plans to change the role of train guards.

Services along the Cumbrian coast and between Carlisle and the north east are expected to be affected.

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