Crash on M6: hour-long delays expected

An M6 truck crash this afternoon has led to long delays on the major Cumbrian road. Two lanes are closed following the collision on the M6 Northbound from J39 B6261 (Shap) to J40 A66 (Penrith). Highways England are currently reporting ” delays of one hour against expected traffic” between junction 39 and 40 on the M6, close to Penrith.

Please be aware this incident is causing delays of approx 45 mins on the northbound #M6 and there is approximately 8 miles of congestion.

Please allow plenty of extra time if planning on travelling in the area and be prepared for high temps.

— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) July 25, 2019

Matrix signs are stating the collision has happened with lanes two and three (Of three) closed.  A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police confirmed there were no serious injuries in this afternoon’s motorway crash, which involved a Fiat Ducato flatbed truck with a caravan on board. “Police were called at approximately 2pm today to the report of an RTC on the M6 northbound between junction 39 and 40,” the spokeswoman continued.

“The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries.”

Highways England are currently reporting that the delays are “expected to clear between 4.15 and 4.30 this afternoon.

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