VIDEO footage of bow tops on the A66 have been released by police to highlight the need to use caution when travelling in the area.

The travelling community are on their way to Appleby Horse Fair for the annual gathering and the main roads in Cumbria have experienced slow moving traffic and heavy rain today.

All motorists are encouraged to reduce their speed, be aware of slow moving traffic and not take any unnecessary risks.

The travelling community are also encouraged to make sure that they are visible when on the roads, use rural routes to ease congestion on main routes and pull into laybys when possible.

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