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Lanes of M6 motorway closed in both directions in Cumbria

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The overturned lorry CUMBRIA ROADS POLICE

The overturned lorry CUMBRIA ROADS POLICE

By Amy Fenton

16 August 2017 8:06AM

POLICE have closed one lane on both carriageways of the M6 near Shap because of an overturned lorry.

The incident happened at around 2am this morning and has left one lane in each direction closed until the vehicle can be recovered from the scene.

The collision has caused extensive damage to the barrier between junctions 39 and 40 and police have warned motorists to expect delays throughout the morning.

We are currently dealing with an overturned HGV M6 @ Shap. Full closure but 2 lanes in each direction open soon pic.twitter.com/CawDKWOhOT[1]

— Cumbria Roads Police (@CumbriaRoadsPol) August 16, 2017[2]

1 lane closed, both ways #M6 btwn J39 + J40 (nr, #Penrith) for ongoing HGV recovery. Extensive barrier damage following this collision. pic.twitter.com/j2nDCD5qBW[3][4][5]

— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) August 16, 2017[6]

16 August 2017 8:06AM

References

  1. ^ pic.twitter.com/CawDKWOhOT (t.co)
  2. ^ August 16, 2017 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ #M6 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ #Penrith (twitter.com)
  5. ^ pic.twitter.com/j2nDCD5qBW (t.co)
  6. ^ August 16, 2017 (twitter.com)
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Urgent M-way repairs following lorry crash

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The overturned lorry CUMBRIA ROADS POLICE HGV collision on M6 between J39 and J40Twitter/Highways England

TWO lanes are closed on the M6 through Cumbria this morning after a lorry overturned onto the central reservation.

A lane is closed both ways on the M6 between junction 39 at Shap and junction 40 at Penrith.

Police and Highways England have been dealing with the incident throughout the early hours today. It is believed to have happened at around 2am.

Highways England say there will need to be repairs following extensive damage to the central reservation barriers and drivers should be aware.

Ongoing work to recovery the HGV will also be taking place.

We are currently dealing with an overturned HGV M6 @ Shap. Full closure but 2 lanes in each direction open soon pic.twitter.com/CawDKWOhOT[1]

— Cumbria Roads Police (@CumbriaRoadsPol) August 16, 2017[2]

1 lane closed, both ways #M6 btwn J39 + J40 (nr, #Penrith) for ongoing HGV recovery. Extensive barrier damage following this collision. pic.twitter.com/j2nDCD5qBW[3][4][5]

— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) August 16, 2017[6]

16 August 2017 8:03AM

References

  1. ^ pic.twitter.com/CawDKWOhOT (t.co)
  2. ^ August 16, 2017 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ #M6 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ #Penrith (twitter.com)
  5. ^ pic.twitter.com/j2nDCD5qBW (t.co)
  6. ^ August 16, 2017 (twitter.com)
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Peel Region launching off-peak delivery pilot project

BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Region of Peel is launching an off-peak delivery pilot project, to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow during busy hours throughout the region.

The region says the goals of the project are to reduce travel times, reduce emissions, and provide cost and fuel savings for businesses. The pilot will run for six months beginning in September.

“The Region of Peel’s pilot is a great way for us to learn more about the potential of off-peak delivery to alleviate congestion and improve business efficiencies, while supporting the quality of life of our communities,” said Jonathan Blackham, Ontario Trucking Association director of policy and public affairs. “This is an opportunity to improve the way we do business and create efficiencies. We look forward to following the Region’s pilot initiative and support their efforts in bringing innovative strategies to alleviate congestion.”

He noted there is evidence to suggest off-peak delivery programs work. During the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, total truck volumes decreased by 37% during the Games. During the Pan-Am/Parapan-Am games in Toronto in 2015, 100 businesses and more than 500 receivers took part in a similar program. An off-peak delivery program in New York City in 2009 saved participants about 30% in costs, reduced average delivery travel times, and reduced parking fines.

To take part in the program, contact: Elizabeth Bang, principal planner in transportation systems planning, at 905-791-7800, ext. 4694 or [email protected][1].