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Contractors from Can Geotechnical are using a giant spanner to tighten 1,000 rock bolts on a cliff overlooking the M6 in the Lake District. The work is part of a £450,000 maintenance contract, which also involves installing more bolts, repointing work and removing debris. Contractors will use cherry pickers to reach the bolts along the steeply sided gorge, which was excavated when the M6 was carved through Cumbria in the 1970s. Work is expected to finish mid-March.

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