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Saturday, 22 November 2014

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M6 standstill in Cumbria after lorry crash

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".
 

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