A595 blocked following fatal accident
The A595, which is effectively the only route through parts of central Copeland, has been blocked for several hours this evening following a fatal accident between Calderbridge and Seascale. It is not expected to reopen until the early hours of the morning.
This is not an uncommon event. I remember on the day that my family moved from Gosforth to Whitehaven we were stuck in a removal van with two small children for several hours because the A595 was closed following a horrible accident when a couple of horses bolted onto the road.
The A595 is a vital link both as the principal access to Sellafield and for the people who live in a number of communities in this area. Out of respect for the unfortunate person who died this evening I will refrain from making any partisan points about the road today, beyond saying that both road safety on this route and the security of the road are extremely important.