M74 re-opens after tanker fire

m74Earlier today, an oil tanker caught fire on the M74 motorway causing huge disruption and the closure of the major road in both directions near Lesmahagow The fire which occurred before midday was brought under control, enough for diversions to be created with vehicles being allowed to travel on the opposite direction, in the hard shoulder.

Lanarkshire Police have just tweeted: “Police at scene of lorry fire on M74 J10. No reports of any injuries at this time but road currently closed and diversions in place.”

Photo by Owen Boyd.

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