Lorry fire closes the A9 overnight

A lorry fire closed a major north road for more than seven hours

A lorry fire closed a major north road for more than seven hours

Two fire engines, a heavy rescue vehicle and water carrier were sent to the scene on the A9 near Daviot, Invernessshire when the alarm was raised at 1.07am.

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Police Scotland said no one was injured in the incident.

Fire crews battled for hours to extinguish the blaze, leaving shortly before 7.30am.

The southbound carriageway was then re-opened but the northbound remained closed.

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