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Road closures and delays in Cumbria

Credit: Copeland Police

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.

Cumbria flooding causes further road closures and delays

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued until 7pm Credit: ITV Border

A number of bridges remain closed due to flooding and further delays are expected across Cumbria as the county is issued another weather warning.

Bridge closures:

  • 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.

Emergency services tackle crane fire on the M6

The road was closed in both directions between J36 and 39 Credit: Cumbria Police

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.

Credit: ITV Border
Credit: ITV Border


Lake District road named one of top to avoid in UK

Drivers are advised to avoid the A590 Credit: Google maps

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.

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