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M6 closed after serious crash near Carlisle

An HGV crashed into the central reservation. Credit: ITV Border

The northbound carriageway of the M6 at Junction 44, near Carlisle, remains closed after an accident involving a hay wagon

Emergency services and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to the scene at 10:24am.

The wagon is reported to have hit the central reservation while travelling on the northbound carriageway.

An HGV crashed into the central reservation. Credit: ITV Border
An air ambulance is at the scene. Credit: ITV Border

The driver of the HGV, a 73-year-old man from North Yorkshire, has been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in a critical condition.