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Lorry blaze forces closure of motorway in both directions

Emergency services were called to the scene of the blaze on the M74 on Thursday morning.

By STV News

Published 24 Mar 2016.

A lorry fire has forced the partial closure of a motorway.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the blaze at around 10.30am on the M74.

A section of the motorway near Lockerbie has been closed in both direction by police due to thick smoke while firefighters deal with the incident.

A statement from Police Scotland said: "We are currently dealing with a HGV fire on the M74 northbound near Lockerbie.

"As a result of the fire we have temporarily closed the M74 northbound and southbound carriageway.

Traffic Scotland tweeted: "Route *CLOSED* both directions due to thick smoke from HGV fire #BeAware."

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