Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
A66 closed in both directions from Brigham to Cockermouth
Cumbria police say that they have closed the A66 in both directions from Brigham to Cockermouth due to a suspected gas leak.
The statement reads:
"Road closures are in place on the A66 near Cockermouth following the report of a suspected gas leak just after 11.20am today (Oct 12).
Motorists are asked to avoid the area, with closures in place at the Fitz and Oakhurst roundabouts and at Brigham.
Those living nearby are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution – although the suspected leak is some way away from any homes.
Engineers have been called out. The suspected leak is between the Fitz and Oakhurst roundabouts."
I also understand that Highways England have put diversions in place.