M6 standstill in Cumbria after lorry crash
Last updated at 08:44, Friday, 02 September 2011
Motorway traffic was brought to a standstill after a lorry crashed into the central reservation of the M6 near Carlisle.
Police said fuel leaked onto the road following the collision between junctions 41 and 42 – the turnoff for the city’s London Road – at about 1.25pm on Thursday afternoon.
The 39-year-old driver of the lorry was taken to hospital.
Drivers were expected to face tailbacks as emergency services dealt with the aftermath.
A Cumbria police spokesprson said: "Tere are delays on the M6 southbound between Junction 42 and Junction 41 after a HGV collided with the central reservation at around 1.25pm this afternoon.
"The driver of the HGV, a 39 year old man from West Lothian, suffered cuts and bruises and has been taken to CIC for a check up.
" Emergency services are in attendance and Highways are on scene to clear up debris and a fuel spill which occurred as a result of the collision.
"There is a lot of congestion and motorists are being diverted along the A6".
First published at 14:19, Thursday, 01 September 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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