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Serious collision closes M6 northbound

The scene of the crash at at J44, Carlise Credit: ITV Border

A van driver has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after their vehicle overturned on the M6 northbound carriageway at J44, near Carlisle.

The collision happened at around 8.30am this morning, Thursday 19 April.

The north and southbound carriageways were temporarily closed to allow an air ambulance to land and for the vehicle to be recovered.

The south and northbound carriageways are now fully open.

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Man dies after crash on A66

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A man has died following a collision on the A66.

Police have confirmed the 72-year-old man, from the Carlisle area, died as a result of the crash.

It happened at around 5:40am this morning and involved two HGV vehicles.

The A66 will be closed between Kirkby Thore and Crackenthorpe, in both directions, for quite some time, whilst investigations are carried out.

A 22-year-old man from South Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of Death by Dangerous Driving. He remains in police custody helping with enquiries.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Westbound traffic is being diverted to the A685 west via Kirkby Stephen to join the M6 northbound.

Eastbound traffic is directed to use the A69 and A65 using M6 and Kemplay roundabout.

A66 closed after HGV crash

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The A66 is currently closed in both directions between Kirkby Thore and Crackenthorpe following a serious collision involving two HGVs.

It happened at around 5.40am this morning.

Road closures are expected to be in place for some time and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

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Westbound traffic is being diverted to the A685 west via Kirkby Stephen to join the M6 northbound.

Eastbound traffic is directed to use the A69 and A65 using M6 and Kemplay roundabout.

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Serious collision closes main A7 road in Cumbria

One driver involved in the collision had to be cut free from their car Credit: ITV Border

The main A7 road in Cumbria was closed for several hours after a serious accident near Longtown.

A car and a recovery vehicle collided between the A6071 Albert Street and Sandysyke.

Fire crews were called to the scene to free a trapped driver. There is yet to be an update on the conditions of those involved.

Police have confirmed the road is now clear and has fully re-opened in both directions.

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