AN ABNORMAL load will be driving through Cumbria today.

The load will travel south along the M6 from Southwaite before joining the A66 at junction 40 of the motorway, heading to the A1 at Scotch Corner.

It is expected that traffic on these routes will be affected between 10am and 2pm.

Police are asking motorists to be patient and find alternative routes if possible.

Officers have thanked motorists for their patience.