M6 Northbound between J39 and 40 Closed due to Overturned Lorry

The M6 in Cumbria is closed northbound between J39 (Shap) and J40 (Penrith) due to a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle that has overturned and has come to rest on the central reservation barrier.

This has resulted in mud being spread across the carriageway, along with a large fuel spillage. 

Lane 3 (of 3) is also closed on the southbound carriageway between J40 and J39. 

Police investigations are now ongoing. When investigations are complete, recovery, clean up and barrier repairs will be required.  

Cumbria Police along with our Traffic Officers are in the process of releasing traffic caught within the closure via rearward releif. Please wait until instructed.

Along with this collision, there is another collision which happened earlier on this morning on the M6 at J39, this also involved a heavy goods vehicle. The vehicle crossed over from the northbound carriageway onto the southbound and came to rest on the northbound entry slip road at J39.  

There are delays on approach to J39, please allow extra time for your journey. 

Diversion Route 

Road users are advised to follow the Hollow Triangle diversion symbol on road signs

  • Exit the M6 at J39 and turn left onto the B6261 westbound.
  • Turn right at the junction B6261/A6 and head northbound.
  • Continue north on the A6 through Shap, Hackthorpe, Clifton and Eamont Bridge.
  • At Kemplay Bank roundabout take the first exit onto the A66 westbound and then re-join the M6 at J40.
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