The A591 at Rydal Road was blocked both ways earlier this afternoon from Greenbank Road at Ambleside to Under Loughrigg at Rydal after a traffic incident involving two vehicles.

It happened just before 1pm at the Crow How Hotel turn off.

Police said the incident involed a Citroen Nemo and a Honda Civic.


The driver of the Citroen, a 59-year-old woman from Whitehaven, suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Honda, a 47-year-old woman from Stratford–upon-Avon, was uninjured.

The vehicles have been recovered and all lanes re-opened at around 2.45pm.