THE A590 has been reopened after a vehicle fire between Witherslack and the Brettargh Holt roundabout.

Firefighters were called just after 7am to a collision involving a HGV and a van in Lindale. 

The van was said to be 'well alight' and crews used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

The incident affected traffic Witherslack and Levens.

Buses were cancelled or delayed and diversions were in place.


There was extremely heavy traffic in the area as motorists try to find alternative routes.

Earlier tpday Cartmel Priory CE SChool said the accident on the A590 would affect school transport. It Tweeted: "Allithwaite children will be picked up slightly late so please stay at the bus stop."