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Cumbria police urge people to take care during Storm Ali after lorry overturns on M6

Police are urging people to take care in the high winds caused by Storm Ali following a number of calls coming in across the county.

This comes after a HGV overturned on the M6 northbound between junctions 43 and 44.

The road is expected to be closed for another two hours to allow recovery of the vehicle.

Most of the problems caused by the weather appear to be in the north and west of the county, with a number of reports of falling trees blocking roads.

A lorry overturned on the M6 Northbound, between junction 43 and 44 Credit: Cumbria Roads

We are getting a high number of calls about disruption, with trees down on some roads. We would urge people to be aware of their surroundings and take care. We would ask drivers to leave themselves plenty of time for travelling and to monitor local radio and websites for any travel information. Our advice to drivers is to slow down and to drive to the conditions you face.”

– SUPERINTENDENT MARK PANNONE, CUMBRIA POLICE