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Overturned trailer leads to long M6 delays

Credit: Press Association

Drivers are facing delays after a trailer overturned on the M6 motorway near Carlisle this morning.

The incident happened just after 10am today on the southbound carriageway close to junction 42.

Emergency services are at the scene.

Crash closes major road - four vehicles involved

Police have closed the A591 in both directions Credit: ITV Border

Police are dealing with a road crash involving four vehicles which has closed the A591 near Thirlmere.

Police were called to the accident at 12.40pm today.

A closure is in place in both directions between St Johns in the Vale and Wythburn as emergency services deal with the incident.

Delays are to be expected.

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The incident has already led to the cancellation of several buses that use the route.

£1m investment in rural roads

Scottish Borders Council announced the investment today Credit: Scottish Borders Council

Almost £1million will be invested to improve six key rural roads in the Scottish Borders.

The six roads are:

  • B6399 Shankend Quarry to C29 Junction – edge reconstruction and strengthening
  • B711 Redfordgreen to B709 at Tushielaw – carriageway strengthening
  • C29/B6399 junction at Berryfell to A6088 at Hawthornside – passing place improvements, cattle grid replacement, edge/carriageway strengthening and junction improvement
  • D1/3 Roberton to Craik – drainage and passing place improvements, edge widening and carriageway strengthening
  • D24/3 A7 junction near Northhouse to Priesthaugh Farm – drainage and passing place improvements, edge widening and carriageway strengthening
  • D53/1 C8 Talla Road junction to Menzion Forest – drainage and passing place improvements, edge widening and carriageway strengthening

A total of £590,000 has been awarded by the Strategic Timber Transport Fund for the routes, alongside £360,000 of investment from Scottish Borders Council.


Rain and flood alerts remain in force

A rainy day in Cumbria. Credit: ITV Border

A yellow rain warning remains in force in Cumbria until 11am this morning, with heavy and persistent showers spreading across the area.

There is the potential for localised flooding, which could affect transport routes.

Flood alerts are in place for the rivers Brathay, Rothay, Winster, Duddon, Crake, Millbeck, Ehen, Calder, Irt, Esk, Kent, Bela, Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water.

The rain is expected to continue after 11am, however the rain and flood alerts will no longer be in force.

No weather warnings or flood alerts are in place for the south of Scotland.

Delays expected as Castle Way work continues

An impression of the crossing once it is finished. Credit: Carlisle City Council

Delays are expected on a busy Carlisle road from this evening, as work continues to build a pedestrian crossing there.

A section of the A595 Castle Way, from Carlisle Castle to Shaddongate, will be resurfaced.

The work will take place overnight for the next eight days, and a contraflow traffic management system will be in place.

Cumbria County Council says there will be delays, and they are advising all LGV traffic to use the A689 bypass while the work is taking place, between 7pm and 6am.

The new pedestrian crossing has been controversial, but was approved by Carlisle City Council in 2015.

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