Major congestion on Cumbrian roads

Major tailbacks on the M6 near Shap. Credit: ITV Border

A number of major roads in Cumbria have been badly affected by the weather, causing disruption to many drivers.

The following roads have been affected.

  • A6 affected between Kendal and Shap

  • M6 affected between junctions 38 and 39

  • A66 closed at Brough

  • A66 between Penrith and Scales

  • Kirkstone Pass is closed

  • Corney Fell is closed

Roads at higher ground are causing particular concern due to icy conditions.

Police are urging drivers to allow extra time for journeys, and to take care on the roads.