The eastbound section of the A66 near Penrith has reopened but westbound remains closed following a fire on a crane travelling on top of a lorry. The roads around the scene are extremely busy as it's a major route crossing England from east to west.
It's understood part of the carriageway on the westbound section will have to be resurfaced which may cause disruption for some time. The driver of the HGV escaped injury and it's not thought anyone else has been hurt.
More top news
London Mayor Sadiq Khan's comments on Scottish nationalism prompted a fierce response from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Police in the Borders are warning the public to be vigilant following reports of bogus workmen operating in the Tweedbank area.
What weather will dominate this weekend?