M6 hit by snow as police warn over ‘horrible wintry’ conditions

There have been multiple crashes on the M6 after snow fell in Cumbria.

It is thought the incidents took place between junction 39 for Shap and junction 40 for Penrith. Police have described the conditions as ‘horrible’ and ‘wintry’ on the higher ground.

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It is understood that no one has been injured in the collisions.

In a tweet, Cumbria road police said: “Horrible, wintry conditions up on the high ground.

“Already been to a couple non-injury RTCs. Take care if you’re out here.”

In another tweet they added: “#M6 J39 Shap to J40 Penrith.”

Snowfall is also causing hazadous conditions on A66 at Brough.

The snow, which has been described as ‘heavy’, has made it difficult to drive on the highest point.

Heavy snow on the A66, in Cumbria
Heavy snow on the A66, in Cumbria
(Image: National Highways)

In a tweet, National Highways said: “#A66 hazardous road conditions between the #A67 #Bowes #CountyDurham and #A685 at #Brough in #Cumbria.

“Heavy snow reported across the highest point making driving difficult. Allow extra time and consider alternate routes.”

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