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Lorry drivers should avoid exposed roads

Drivers are urged not to ignore weather warnings Credit: PA

Police are warning lorry and van drivers not to ignore advice, to avoid certain roads as Storm Henry brings high winds to the region.

Road and rail services are expected to be disrupted throughout the day as Storm Henry strengthens.

Two lorries were overturned on the Cumbria/County Durham border yesterday due to severe winds.

Rail networks across the region are enforcing a 50mph speed limit throughout the day so journeys could be delayed.

Lorries overturned on the A66 Credit: ITV Border

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Lorry overturns on M6 southbound

An overturned wagon near Tebay Services. Credit: John France

The police are warning drivers of high-sided vehicles to take care on exposed roads, as a number of lorries have overturned in the region.

This photo shows a wagon blown over on the south-bound M6, near Tebay Services, this afternoon.

PHOTOS: lorries overturned on A66

Police say some van and lorry drivers appear to be ignoring their advice not to use certain routes in high winds after three commercial vehicles overturned.

Two of them are within a quarter mile stretch of each other on the border between Cumbria and County Durham.

One lorry and a large white van have gone over on the A66 eastbound close to the Stainmore Cafe near Kirkby Stephen.

Lorries overturned on the A66. Credit: ITV Border
Lorries overturned on the A66. Credit: ITV Border
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