Following a meeting this morning with Highways, Cumbria Waste, the NT, EA and others it has been agreed that Metcalfes will be removing the bin lorry from the lake THIS WEDNESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER. The work has to be done in daylight hours for safety reasons. It will involved a 3 step operation of righting the vehicle, dragging it along the lakeshore and then pulling it back onto the road.
This will mean the road is closed in both directions from Falling Rocks to Aira Force from 09:00-15:00 on that day.
I realise that this is not ideal but is a lot better than the original proposal of a 2 day full closure.
Please spread the word.