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Police are currently assisting in closing one lane of the M6 due to a diesel spillage.

It is believe at this time that following a HGV jack-knifing on the motorway between Eden Bridge and junction 43 of the southbound carriage, diesel as spilled across the road and causing a hazard.

Lane one has been close while this is dealt with.

Conditions continue to be hazardous across the county, with the A66 at Brough being closed to all vehicles.

Winds of 70 mph have been reported from Hartside.

Everyone across the county is advised to be careful and even delay journeys until conditions improve.

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