Longtown Bridge was damaged during the incident and resulted in sandstone blocks tumbling into the River Esk below.Read the full story ›
Police are currently dealing with a collision between junctions 38 and 39 northbound on the M6.Read the full story ›
B5345 Kersey Bridge - Thornhill Kersey Bridge reamins closed due to safety reasons.
Egremont Bridge - Egremont Bridge is closed due to safety reasons at Church Street.
Ford Bridge - Burneside Ford Bridge reamins closed both ways due to emergency repairs at Bridge Street.
North Shore Road - Whitehaven North Shore Road is closed due to emergency repairs on the A5904 at Bransty Row.
A number of bridges remain closed due to flooding and further delays are expected across Cumbria as the county is issued another weather warning.
- A595 Holmrook Bridge is closed at Holmrook
- B5345 Kersey Bridge is closed at Thornhill
- Egremont Bridge is closed at Egremont
- A595 Southbound between A5094 Inkerman Terrace (Whitehaven) and North Road / East Road / Main Street (Egremont)is experiencing queueing traffic and long delays.
Drivers are advised NOT to drive through flood water. Drains and manholes can become dislodged, leaving them uncovered - risking serious damage to vehicles.
One lane has re-opened on the M6 following a crane fire on the M6 Northbound between J36 A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J37 A684 (Kendal).
Traffic is reported to be coping well.
Emergency services are dealing with a crane fire on the M6. The road was closed both directions between J36 and 39 for a number of hours.
Police were called at 7.39am following reports of a crane on fire on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between J36 and 37.
Recovery work is underway on the M6 Northbound carriageway at J36 and one lane is still closed. Diversions are in place.
There are no reports of any injuries.
There are a number of roads which have been closed across Cumbria due to flooding.
The remaining road closures are:
- Holmrook - A595 Holmrook Bridge
- Thornhill - B5345 Kersey Bridge
Drivers are advised not to drive through flood water and find an alternative route.
Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.
The A66 is closed both ways due to an accident involving a tanker and a car between A595 Main Road (Chapel Brow Roundabout) and A595 (The Fitz Roundabout).
Recovery work is taking place as there is debris and oil spillage on the road. Slow traffic is to be expected.
A road in the Lake District has been named one of the top eight to avoid in the UK.
The A590, the main road to the Lake District, runs north-east to south-west from M6 junction 36.
Waze, the Google owned sat nav app, has released the research.
Drivers in Scotland should also be aware that on the last weekend of August, there are around three times more trips going to Edinburgh than a usual June or September weekend.
There are 40% fewer dedicated road policing officers in Cumbria than there were ten years ago.Read the full story ›