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B5305 closed following serious collision

Drivers are asked to avoid the area Credit: ITV Border

The B5305 between Wigton and Penrith is closed following a serious collision involving a car and a motorbike, which happened at around 8.10am this morning.

Police are at the scene and the road is now closed in both directions. The closure is expected to be in place for some time and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Any witnesses to the collision should contact Cumbria Police referencing incident 30 of 2 November 2017.

Abnormal loads causing travel disruption around Carlisle and on A69

Two gigantic containers in transit are causing travel delays around Carlisle.

The trucks are carrying giant pressure vessels to Egypt from Carlisle, via the A69 to the north east.

Each vessel weighs about 200 tonnes and are travelling in convoy, through Kingmoor, past Houghton Hall and onto the A69 to Newcastle.

They will spend the next two days travelling across the country to Blyth, where they'll continue to Egypt.

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Vehicle fire closes A69

Drivers are advised to expect delays Credit: ITV Border

A vehicle fire closed the A69 near Bardon Mill both ways between Well Bank (Bardon Mill) and A686 (Haydon Bridge).

Temporary traffic lights were later put in place while a damaged telegraph pole was repaired. The traffic lights have since been removed and repairs are now complete.

Two accidents on the M6 cause delays

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An accident involving a lorry and a cattle truck blocked two lanes on the M6 Northbound between J39 B6261 (Shap) and J40 A66 (Penrith). The accident is now cleared and traffic is easing.

Another accident involving one vehicle closed one lane on the M6 Southbound between J36 A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J35 A601(M) Carnforth. The lane is now open and the broken down vehicle has been removed.

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Cumbria flooding causes further road closures and delays

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued until 7pm Credit: ITV Border

A number of bridges remain closed due to flooding and further delays are expected across Cumbria as the county is issued another weather warning.

Bridge closures:

  • A595 Holmrook Bridge is closed at Holmrook
  • B5345 Kersey Bridge is closed at Thornhill
  • Egremont Bridge is closed at Egremont

Delays:

  • A595 Southbound between A5094 Inkerman Terrace (Whitehaven) and North Road / East Road / Main Street (Egremont)is experiencing queueing traffic and long delays.

Drivers are advised NOT to drive through flood water. Drains and manholes can become dislodged, leaving them uncovered - risking serious damage to vehicles.

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