Kendal is closed in both directions due to an accident between A6 Highgate / Dowker's Lane and Bankfield Road / Captain French Lane / Brigsteer Road.
Emergency services are at the scene.
There are reports of a possible chemical spill at a nearby building.
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Our gallery of wildlife in the Farne Islands, taken by our reporter and a selection of local students.
Mainly dry until later on Wednesday. A cooler, showery and blustery end to May