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Snow shuts roads across Cumbria

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A number of roads across Cumbria have been closed due to snow.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in force until 6.00pm tomorrow.

The roads closed are:

  • A6 at Shap
  • A592 Kirkstone Pass between Troutbeck and Hartsop
  • A591 at Kendal
  • Garsdale Head A684 (Sedbergh)


Train line blocked between Carlisle and Preston

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No rail services are running between Carlisle and Preston in both directions, due to damage to overhead lines near Carnforth.

The disruption is expected to continue until 6.00pm tonight.

A replacement bus service is operating between Carlisle and Preston until further notice.

Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast, Northern, ScotRail and Crosscountry are accepting passengers on alternative routes.

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Overturned wagon blocks M6 southbound

An overturned wagon on the M6 blocked all three lanes of the southbound carriageway on Thursday 4 January, causing severe delays for up to 10 hours.

It happened just after 11am between junctions 37 and 36 (south of Killington services).

Traffic was diverted through the A6 to Kendal until the road was re-opened at 10pm.

Cumbria Roads Police reported there were no injuries.

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Credit: Cumbria Roads Police
Credit: Cumbria Roads Police
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