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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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Two-vehicle collision closes part of A66

The scene of the crash at Shap summit Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

The A6 at Shap summit was closed both ways due to a two-vehicle crash between Forest Hall and J39 of the M6.

All lanes have now been re-opened.

There are currently no reports as to whether anyone has been injured.

Police advised motorists to be patient while they arranged vehicle recovery to clear the road.

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