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Traffic delays likely as slow-moving load travels through Cumbria

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Motorists in Cumbria are being warned to expect delays tomorrow morning when a slow-moving abnormal load travels through the county.

The wind turbine generator will leave Tebay via the M6 northbound at 9am and travel to junction 40 at Penrith.

It's then due to head west along the A66, to the A595 and on to Branthwaite Road, Workington.

Police say the load is likely to disrupt traffic and drivers should plan extra time for their journeys.

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Weather warnings for road users in Cumbria

The Highways agency has issued warnings for high sided vehicles on the roads in Cumbria this evening and tomorrow morning.

Exposed parts of the A69, A66 between M6 junction 40 and A1 (Scotch Corner) and the A595 near Whitehaven will be particularly hit.

Road users driving high-sided vehicles, riding motorcycles or towing caravans are being urged to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice such as speed restrictions.

Met Office forecasters based in the Agency’s National Traffic Operations Centre in Birmingham are predicting very strong winds of 50-70mph across the North between 6pm tonight and 7am tomorrow.

Conditions on the roads will be worsened by the persistent and often heavy rain.