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Maryport road remains closed due to unsafe building

Part of the A596 (Curzon Street) is closed in both directions. Credit: ITV Border

Part of the A596, Curzon Street in Maryport, is closed in both directions due to an unsafe building.

The section of road has been closed since about 3pm on Wednesday 1 August, after masonry was seen falling from a building near the Co-op store.

Allerdale council notified Connect Roads, which manages the A596 for the county council, and it took the decision to close the road.

The road closure is from the Station Street junction to the entrance of the Co-Op store. Pedestrian access remains and all businesses are open.

Vehicles can still access Station Street from Curzon Street, Mill Street Car Park and Senhouse Street.

Traffic is being diverted via Mealpot Road.

Credit: ITV Border

A survey carried out on the building showed part of the building to be structurally unsafe and a danger to the public.

Our contractors are on site carrying out the necessary work to make the building safe and ensure no more masonry will fall from it. They are working as quickly as possible to limit the disruption caused by the road closure. However, the safety of the public is our main priority."

– Council spokesperson

Northern Rail returns to full service on Lakes Line

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The train company, Northern Rail, has resumed full service on the Lakes Line.

Services between Oxenholme and Windermere have recently been hit with a series of cancellations and delays.

For almost eight weeks, all trains were cancelled and replaced with buses.

Operator Northern said timetable changes and driver shortages were to blame.

The company said 75% of services would be resumed on other lines as well, after an attempt to introduce new timetables in May collapsed because the drivers were not available to run the trains.

A compensation scheme has been introduced for affected season ticket holders.

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