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A685 reopened following traffic incident

The accident has been cleared and traffic returned to normal Credit: ITV Border

The A685 Ash Fell Road has been reopened both ways following a traffic incident involving a cyclist.

Traffic has returned to normal and the accident has been cleared between A683 (Kirkby Stephen) and Mill Street (Ravenstonedale).

A male cyclist reportedly fell off his bike on Ash Fell Road, Kirkby Stephen, at 10:30am on Monday 25 September.

The road was blocked both ways while emergency services attend the scene.

M6 reopened between junctions 41 and 42

The drivers involved in both incidents were not inured Credit: ITV Border

The M6 is now open following two separate collisions that happened earlier today.

All three lanes were completely closed after a lorry hit the central reservation south of junction 42.

A second incident involved a van pulling a trailer which jack-knifed when braking.

At one point the tailbacks stretched for around two miles towards Southwaite services.

The drivers of both the lorry and the van were not injured.

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Traffic clearing from the M6 following collisions

Drivers are still advised to avoid the area and use diversions Credit: ITV Border

The hard shoulder of the motorway is now clear, and the buildup of traffic is in the process of being cleared via the hard shoulder.

Vehicles south of J41 are being diverted off at the junction, travelling up the A6, and re-joining the M6 at J42.

The M6 northbound is not expected to be re-opened for at least a couple of hours. Drivers are still advised to avoid the area and use diversions.

Two collisions shut M6 at Carlisle

Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

Two collisions have blocked the M6 at Carlisle.

All three lanes northbound and two lanes of the southbound carriageway are closed between junctions 41 and 42.

A HGV collided with the central reservation and has shed its load on both the north and part of the southbound carriageway.

The second incident involved a van pulling a trailer which jack-knifed when braking.

The drivers of both the HGV and the van are not injured.

Only one lane of the southbound carriageway is open and delays are to be expected for some time whilst recovery is underway.

A diversion is in place northbound with traffic leaving the M6 at Junction 41 and following the A6 and re-joining the M6 at Junction 42.

Emergency services are dealing with both incidents and are urged not to turn around until instructed by Police Officers to do so.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and follow diversions.

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