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Sunday, 20 April 2014

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Gales cause Cumbria travel disruption

STRONG gales caused hazardous conditions for Cumbria motorists yesterday and are continuing to do so today.

Strong winds are being reported on the M6 between Junction 38 and Junction 40. The matrix sign has been set to 50mph to slow traffic speeds. 

The A592 at Watermillock has been closed in both directions at the Brackenrigg Inn junction due to an accident. A diversion is in place. 

The A595 in Wigton was reopened in both directions at the B5304 junction on Saturday after a fallen tree was recovered.

Surface water and flooding affected travel on the A591 Kelsick Road in Ambleside around the A593 Rothay Road junction. It also affected the A593 Rothay Road around A591 Wansfell Road.

Strong winds were reported on the M6 between juncion 43 on the A69 (Carlisle) and junction 45 on the A74 (M).

Rain and surface water were also reported on the A66 between the A591 junction in Keswick and Penrith.

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