Motorway maintenance to close M6 in Eden for 8 hours tonight

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019

POLICE have issued an alert to say there is going to be an "emergency closure" tonight on the M6 motorway, southbound between Junctions 39 and 36.

Highways England have informed Cumbria police about the need to carry out maintenance on the road.

A police spokesman said: "An emergency closure will be taking place tonight (9th May into the 10th May) on the M6 southbound carriageway between J39 Shap and J36 South Lakes."

The closure is planned for 9pm and 5am. A diversion will be in place via the A6.

"Three services Tebay, Tebay Truckstop and Killington Lake will be trapped in the closure," the police spokesman added.