A SERIOUS crash has led to the closure of a major Cumbrian road, say police.

The A590 has been closed in both directions between the A592 and the B5271 near Newby Bridge in south Cumbria due to a the collision.

Police are on currently at the scene though no further details of the crash have been released. The closure is expected to be in place for a few hours

Road users who are travelling westbound are advised to follow the solid circle diversion route:

* At Brettargh Holt join the A591 travelling north past Kendal

* Continue on Windermere Road (A591) towards Windermere

* At Windermere turn left into High Street towards town centre 

* Take first exit at mini-roundabout and continue on towards Bowness via A592

* Exit Bowness and continue south on the A592

* Re-join A590 at Newby Bridge

Road users travelling eastbound are advised to follow the hollow square diversion route:

* At Newby Bridge roundabout take first exit onto A592 towards Bowness and Windermere.

* At mini-roundabout in Bowness take second exit onto the A5074 towards Windermere town centre.

* At junction of A5074 and A591, turn right onto A591 eastbound

* Continue on A591 past Kendal towards Brettargh Holt to continue your journey

Police say you should allow extra time for your journey if travelling in the area

Further incident information is available on our www.trafficengland.com website. For urgent real-time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team can provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.