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Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Snow and ice causes travel disruption in Cumbria

RAIN, sleet and snow are causing problems on roads in Cumbria, with a speed limit of 30mph set for the M6 south of Penrith.

Police are warning drivers to slow down as snow and ice have created potentially dangerous road conditions.

The following routes have been affected:

  • The A5092 is closed both ways between Penny Bridge and Greenodd, because of snow.
  • Hardknott Pass is closed between the Eskdale junction and the Little Langdale junction.
  • Ice has been reported on the A683 in Kirkby Stephen around the A685 Ash Fell Road junction.
  • The A686 in Alston has reopened following a two vehicle road traffic collision.
  • The A66 is closed in both directions as road conditions have become treacherous.
  • There is a 30mph speed limit on the M6 between Penrith and Tebay.
  • Emergency services are dealing with a one vehicle road traffic collision on the M6 northbound between junctions 36 and 37.
  • A lorry has also been involved in an accident on the M6 northbound between Shap and Penrith - one lane is closed between junction 39 on the B6261 and junction 40 on the A66.

Most of tonight's snow is on high ground above 200-300m, but there is a risk of wet snow to low levels.

Have your say

I had to turn back this afternoon (15/2/14) as some IDIOTS were just messing about on the A686 and not driving sensibly on the road. There was to many motorists unable to drive in snow conditions and stuck on the road. I would of been able to get to Alston as I first learned to drive at ALSTON and drove in winter there. IT WAS TRICKY AND NEEDED A PERSON WHO KNEW WINTER DRIVING TO BE ABLE DRIVE ON THAT ROAD. The snow was SLUSHY which made it harder to drive on.

Posted by a yeoman on 16 February 2014 at 11:45

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