M6 diversions in place and motorway to stay closed for hours after lorry crash

The M6 remains closed northbound between J36 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J39 (Shap) after a lorry crashed and overturned this morning (Wednesday, March 2).

By Matthew Calderbank
Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 8:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 8:43 am

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene after the crash at around 5am.

Highways are also dealing with a large spillage as a result of the overturned lorry and say the road might need resurfacing.

The northbound carriageway is expected to remain shut for the rest of the morning for recovery and repairs.

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Diversions are in place for those drivers heading north.

Diversion Route

Drivers are advised to follow the hollow diamond diversion symbol on road signs

- Exit M6 at J36, take the A590 to Brettargh Holt junction

The scene of the M6 crash this morning (Wednesday, March 2)

- Follow A591 to Plumgarths Roundabout, take the 3rd exit A5284 to Kendal

- At A6 Sandes Avenue, turn left

- Follow the A6 northbound towards Shap Toll Bar junction

- At the junction, turn right on to the B6261 and then turn left to rejoin the M6 at J39

The scene of the M6 crash this morning (Wednesday, March 2)