Emergency services have spent the the evening at a fire within a hotel which started at 9.53pm.
The fire took hold of the Queens Head Hotel, Troutbeck at Windermere
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service tackled the fire over night and remain at the scene this morning as the building is still smouldering.
The A592 road near to the hotel is closed until the area is considered safe.
Diversions are in place on the A66 for anything over 3.5 tonnes (HGV’s and coaches). They are advised to use the A66 to Keswick and then take the A591 to Windermere. Likewise from the southern end, use the A591 to Kendal and then the A6 or M6 North.
Light vehicles are able to use The Struggle but are advised to use extreme care due to the possible high volume of traffic that may be using it. Heavy vehicles, over 3.5 tonne are not to use this road.
Fire anticipate this road closure being in place for possibly 2 hours.
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