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M6 southbound closed after crash

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[P]olice are currently dealing with an incident on the M6 between junctions 37 and 36.

Officers were called at 11.11am to reports that a wagon had overturned on the southbound carriageway, south of Killington services.

Currently all three lanes of the southbound side are blocked, and significant delays are expected.

There is no update on any injuries at this time.

Photo Cumbria Roads Police

Traffic on the northbound carriageway is moving as normal.

A large recovery and clean-up operation is needed before the road can be reopened.

Traffic wishing to continue southbound on the M6 should follow the ‘Hollow Circle’ diversion route.

Exit the M6 southbound at J39 and use the B6261 link road to access the A6.

At Shap Toll Bar junction turn left onto the A6 southbound.

In Kendal, follow (A6) Wildman Street and Stramongate.

Turn left onto New Road, left onto Bridge Street and right onto Aynam Road and Lound Road.

Take the third exit from the roundabout signed Lancaster A6 (M6)

At Romney Road traffic signals, turn left onto A6 southbound.

South of Kendal, take the first roundabout exit onto the A591 southbound.

Follow the A591 and A590 to rejoin the M6 southbound at J36.

Road users travelling in this direction are advised to allow extra journey time or to consider an alternative route.

Visit the traffic link map at to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.

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