A596 closure ‘may be for some time’ following serious road traffic collision

Emergency services are tonight (Sunday) dealing with a serious road traffic collision which has taken place on the A596 near Micklethwaite.

Cumbria Police were called on March 21 shortly after 8.40pm following reports of a collision between a heavy goods vehicle and a car, according to a statement.

The A596 is currently closed in both directions between the B5302 at Wigton and the A595 at Thursby Roundabout.

Police have warned road users that the road may be closed for some time this evening.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the area as the emergency services deal with the situation.

Visit the traffic link map at www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic-link-map to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.

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