Snow is causing chaos on the roads this morning.
Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to an accident and snow on M6 northbound between J38 A685 / B6260 (Tebay) and J39 B6261 (Shap).
The travel time through the area is said to be is 40 minutes. Lanes two and three are closed. Recovery has been requested.
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Meanwile the A66 is closed both ways due to snow between A685 / B6276 New Road and A6108 / A1 / Middleton Tyas Lane (Scotch Corner). Snow ploughs are on route to scene.
#lakes connections the Newby Bridge to Windermere Stn shuttle bus is stuck in snow at Gummers Howe and will not run sorry for inconvenience— Cumbria North Lancs (@StagecoachCNL) 22 March 2017
The A592 Kirkstone Pass is closed both ways due to snow between Troutbeck and Hartsop.
#kendal the 506 Appleby to Kendal service has managed to leave Appleby hour 30 mins late due to snow and ice but will operate where poss— Cumbria North Lancs (@StagecoachCNL) 22 March 2017
There is snow on the A590 both ways between the A592 (Newby Bridge Roundabout) and B5277 (Meathop Roundabout). Motorists are being advised to approach with care.
— Eden Police (@EdenPolice) 22 March 2017
On the A6 at Forest Hall near Tebay there is heavy traffic and the road is partially blocked due to snow and a broken down lorry both ways around Huck's B. Recovery has been requested and Highways officials are directing traffic.
The A686 Hartside Pass is blocked due to snow between Alston and Melmerby.
Power due to be restored to homes in Kirkby Stephen by 1pm, estimates Electricity North West. https://t.co/NWm7lwW1tX— Jenny Brown (@jenny_lynn123) 22 March 2017
Kirkby Stephen Grammar School has posted on its website that the school will be closed today due to snow.
Also closed are Penruddock School in Eden due to snow and Waberthwaite CoE School because it does not have electricity.