Mayhem as Storm Isha Closes Roads And Bridges

The impact of Storm Isha has taken its toll on the M6 in Cumbria (Monday 22 January), where two overturned lorries have created long delays, and on the A66, between Scotch Corner and the M6, where high winds have forced National Highways to close the road.

These are arterial routes for Scottish hauliers heading south and the pallet network operators in the central belt, writes Carol Millett.

According to National Highways, parts of the M6 are currently closed due to recovery work of overturned lorries caused by high winds created by Storm Isha, which hit the UK on Sunday night (21 January), bringing wind gusts of up to 100mph.

High winds have also resulted in the closure of part of the A66 in both directions between Scotch Corner on the A1(M) and Penrith for the M6.

The high winds, which reached over 100 miles an hour in Scotland last night and averaged speeds of 70 mph inland across the country, also saw the closure of the Tay Road Bridge.

The Met Office is warning that a new weather front, named Storm Jocelyn, is set to hit the country.

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