Reports of over 2 hour delays on A66 between Penrith and Appleby

Motorists are reporting very long delays on the A66 between Penrith and Appleby due to two large wind turbines being transported.

One driver said it has taken him two and a half hours to travel form Appleby to Kirkby Thore.

Traffic is tailing back to Stainmore.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route.