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Drivers stuck in traffic after lorry sheds its load of glue

[T]he northbound entry slip road at junction 44 of the M6 has been closed following an incident where a HGV has shed its load.

Police were called at 4.51pm today (12th February) following the discovery of large amounts of PVA glue leaking from a lorry on the slip road at Carlisle.

The slip road and lane one northbound is expected to be closed for some time as police and partner agencies deal with the incident.

There is no risk to the public and motorists are advised to avoid the area whilst work is ongoing to deal with the incident.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters were called at 5.15pm yesterday afternoon (12 February) to reports of a heavy goods vehicle having spilt 23 tonnes of PVA glue on to the carriageway of the M6 Northbound at junction 44.

“Two fire engines from Brampton and Longtown along with the Environmental Protection Unit from Penrith attended the scene.

“Fire crews assisted the Highways Agency in diluting the product using one hose reel and an environmental kit and were at the scene for more than five hours.”

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