A66 causes problems to high sided lorries

Since early this morning, high sided vehicles have been asked to avoid the A66 from Kirkby Stephen, eastbound, due to high winds.

At 12:12 pm today (27 December 2013) police received a report that a caravan had been blown onto its side, blocking both lanes on the A66 at North Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen.

No one is believed to have been injured but there will be delays in the area while recovery takes place. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

Police continue to warn high sided vehicles to avoid travelling on the A66 due to the high winds and hazardous conditions.

The A591 at Thirlmere as now reopened.

High winds continue to cause problems throughout the county, please check the traffic map, www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic for all the latest roads closures.

Debris on the roads and reports of fallen trees, roof tiles are continuing to cause problems and everyone is asked to use caution.

Please tune into local radio stations for all latest information and keep up to date with the weather situation at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map