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Cumbria police are urging motorists to take extra care and lower their speed as the county experiences high winds.
Gales of up to 70 mph have hit Cumbria and motorists are advised to take take care when driving by lowering their speed.
A number of reports have been received across the region regarding disruption on roads due to fallen trees and branches:
- 07:36 am a report was received of a wagon on the hard shoulder on the M6 southbound near to Tebay, Penrith, which is believed to have been blown off the road by the high winds. This is clear of the carriage way and is not currently causing a disruption.
- 07:38 a report of a tree in the road on the A66 at Kirby Thore, Penrith. Police are in attendance.
- 07:55 am a report was received of a tree branch in the road on the A590 Crooklands, Milnthorpe. Police are currently attending.
Police are urging motorists to slow down, take extra care and avoid taking any unnecessary journeys.
Check the Traffic Link section of Cumbria Constabulary’s website (www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic ) which is designed to provide information about the current state of Cumbria’s roads and the immediate surrounding areas in relation to road traffic collisions, weather, and delays as a result of incidents and congestion. The information provided is sourced from police and the Highways Agency and is updated every 10 minutes.