A TEMPORARY lane closure has been introduced on Victoria Bridge, Kendal, as a safety precaution.

It follows a dive inspection after heavy rain over the weekend which found further scouring of a pier supporting the bridge.

The closure means only northbound traffic (towards Shap) can currently cross the bridge. All traffic coming into Kendal is being directed over Stramongate Bridge.

A further inspection is planned tomorrow. The bridge has only just re-opened after being fully closed for more than two weeks and led to daily traffic chaos.