Police have closed a main road in Carlisle after a serious crash involving two cars. Stanwix Bank has been blocked since just after 4pm today (Monday, May 2).
Drivers have been urged to find alternative routes until further notice. Traffic information service Inrix said two vehicles were involved.
Police said in a tweet: “Cumbria Police are dealing with a serious RTC at Stanwix Bank, Carlisle, the road is closed while we deal with the incident. Please use alternative routes until further notice.”
Inrix said the closure had led to very slow traffic in the area around Scotland Road and Stanwix Bank. Its latest update at 5pm said: “Road closed and very slow traffic due to crash, two vehicles involved on A7 both ways between A595 Castle Way (Hardwicke Circus) and Etterby Street. The road has been closed since 4.10pm.”
We will update this breaking news story as more information becomes available. Scroll down for further updates
Where was the crash?
The collision happened between A595 Castle Way (Hardwicke Circus) and B6264 Brampton Road, according to Inrix
Air ambulance called to scene
An air ambulance has been at the scene, traffic information service Inrix says.
Bus services in the area have been diverted
Traffic congestion in Carlisle after crash and road closure
The AA’s live traffic map shows stop-start traffic and delays around Carlisle following the crash – the red lines show areas of slow traffic, with the warning triangle indictating the location of the collision:
Drivers told to find alternative routes
Stanwix Bank in Carlisle closed by police
Cumbria Police have confirmed Stanwix Bank has been closed while officers remain at the scene
‘Very slow traffic’ after Carlisle crash
There is very slow traffic through Carlisle this evening after a serious crash on the A7, according to traffic information service Inrix. Police are at the scene