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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.

A66 closed near Workington after serious crash

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The A66 is closed near Workington after a serious crash involving a HGV and a car.

The collision happened at Stainburn at around 7.20am this morning.

There's believed to be one casualty - the male driver of the Ford Focus car.

The road is closed in both directions between the Stainburn roundabout, along the Great Clifton bypass, to the A595 Bridgefoot roundabout.

The road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the morning.


19-year-old woman killed in A66 crash

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A 19-year-old woman has been killed in a crash on the A66 between Workington and Cockermouth this morning.

The collision happened around 8.00am between the Chapel Brow roundabout at Bridgefoot and Broughton Cross, involving a Citroen C3 car and a Citroen Berlingo van.

The driver of the Citroen C3 car – a 19-year-old woman - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the Citroen Berlingo suffered minor injuries.

The road remains closed in both directions between Chapel Brow roundabout at Bridgefoot and Broughton Cross.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

Gas leak shuts A596 at Flimby and disrupts rail services

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A suspected gas leak in Flimby has closed the A596 and is causing disruption to journeys on rail services between Whitehaven and Carlisle.

Police are dealing with the incident on Station Road, where properties in the area are being evacuated.

Trains between Whitehaven and Carlisle may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected to continue until 1.00pm.

Police are urging people to stay away from the scene.

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