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Overturned lorry closes M6

The lorry overturned on the M6, between Junctions 41 and 42 Credit: Cumbria Roads

A crash on the M6 southbound between junction 41 and junction 42 has closed all lanes southbound and northbound of the M6.

A lorry has overturned. Police are advising drivers to avoid the area if possible.

The road is expected to be closed for some time.

We will have more on this as we get it.

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Work set to start on £3 million rail upgrade

Cumbria Coast Railway Credit: Network Rail

Rail passengers in west Cumbria are being advised to plan ahead over the next six weekends as work to upgrade the Cumbrian coast line takes place.

Network Rail is investing £3 million to replace 5,000 yards of track to provide faster and more reliable journeys for passengers.

Buses will replace trains between Silecroft and Bootle every Sunday from 6 January until 10 February 2019.

Landslip closes Cumbrian Coastal rail route

The area between Harrington and Whitehaven where the landslide happened Credit: ITV Border

A landslip in west Cumbria has led to train services being cancelled between Workington and Whitehaven for most of the day.

It happened near Harrington on the Cumbrian coast line this morning. Replacement buses have been operating and the disruption could continue into tomorrow morning.

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