A police incident has closed the main road into Scotland from England.
The M6 in Cumbria has been closed northbound at Junction 44, north of Carlisle.
*NEW* ❗️⌚️12:09#M6 N/B near Houghton – #BeAware the motorway is CLOSED⛔️ due to a Police incident. Diversion in place – as it's over the border we do not have much info other than this so check out @HighwaysNWEST for updates and info. pic.twitter.com/isiL80J2tY
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) September 10, 2018
A police statement says the road is likely to be closed until 1.30pm and traffic won’t return to normal until 2.30pm at the earliest.
It added: “There are currently delays of 20 minutes against expected traffic. All lanes are closed.”
A Cumbria Police statement said: “All three northbound lanes of the M6 are closed following an incident. Delays are expected and motorists are urged to avoid the area.”
All three northbound lanes of the M6 are closed following an incident. Delays are expected and motorists are urged to avoid the area.
Details here: https://t.co/PdxNCYOq4F
— Cumbria Police (@Cumbriapolice) September 10, 2018
A diversion is in place.