The M6 northbound was closed for more than five hours on Friday, April 12 after a lorry overturned in between junction 39 for Shap and junction 40 for Penrith.

The lorry overturned at around 10:30am and fell onto the central reservation barrier which resulted in mud being spread across the carriageway, along with a large fuel spillage. Queues on the M6 backed up to junction 38.

Police investigations are ongoing and barrier repairs will be required to fix.

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Drivers were advised to exit the M6 at J39 and pick up the A6 before rejoining the M6 at Kemplay Bank roundabout.

Along with this collision, there was another collision which happened earlier on April 12 on the M6 at J39, which also involved a heavy goods vehicle.

The vehicle crossed over from the northbound carriageway onto the southbound and came to rest on the northbound entry slip road at Junction 39.