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Upgrade for M6 in Cumbria

Credit: Highways England

Stretches of the M6 in Cumbria are getting a £2m upgrade to repair potholes.

In all, five resurfacing projects are taking place at different locations between junction 36 of the motorway at Kirkby Lonsdale and junction 39 at Shap over the next few weeks.

“These are routine repairs – typically to tackle potholes and other surface defects caused by wear and tear – to ensure users of the M6 through this part of Cumbria can continue to enjoy safe, smooth and reliable journeys.

“There will be no full carriageway closures and we are doing all we can to keep traffic moving by keeping as many lanes open as possible and doing most of the work at night when traffic volumes are low.”

– Peter Gee, Highways England

M6 closed for second time today

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The M6 has been closed for the second time today, this time due to a car fire.

All three lanes on the northbound side have been closed between junction 41 and junction 42 while emergency services deal with the blaze.

The incident comes just hours after the M6 was re-opened following a 'police incident'.

Emergency services are currently dealing with a fire on the M6.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and take diversions.

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Traffic officer killed in M6 crash named as Adam Gibb

The man who died in a road traffic collision on the M6 has been identified as Adam Gibb, 51, from Penrith.

Cumbria Police were called to reports of a vehicle veering off the M6 southbound between junction 37 and 38 yesterday afternoon, February 21.

A black Mercedes left the carriageway colliding with two Highways England officers who were at the side of the carriageway dealing with a separate incident.

Adam Gibb died at the scene as a result of the collision.

The second Highways England officer, a 51-year-old man from Kirby Stephen, was transferred to James Cook hospital with serious injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition.

The southbound carriageway of the M6 was closed for nine hours as emergency services dealt with the incident.

  • Anyone who may have witnessed the collision can call 101.
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