M74 delays: Lorry fire blocks road and causes early morning delays on northbound carriageway

A section of the M74 at Junction 14 has reopened after being closed since the early hours of Tuesday morning due to an overnight vehicle fire blocking the road.

Traffic Scotland confirmed this morning that the northbound carriageway was closed between Junction 14 and Junction 15 following a vehicle fire near Elvanfoot.

The latest update came from Traffic Scotland at 10.55am confirming that the road had been reopened after emergency services were called just after midnight on Tuesday.

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A diversion was in place, with northbound traffic exiting the M74 at Junction 15 onto the B7076 before rejoining the motorway at Junction 14 – but drivers were been advised to expect delays.

Road Policing Scotland said: “Officers of #RPWest currently dealing with an incident involving LGV which caught fire on northbound M74 Junction 14 Crawford.

"The Scottish Fire Service have extinguished the fire however the northbound carriageway is still closed at Jct. 15 to enable the vehicle to be recovered.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 12.20am on Tuesday, June 8 to reports of a lorry on fire at the M74 northbound near to junction 15 Beattock and junction 14 Elvanfoot.

“Operations Control mobilised three appliances and firefighters extinguished a fire which was affecting a large goods vehicle.

The M74 is closed at Junction 15 due to a vehicle fire. (Credit: Police Scotland)

“There were no reported casualties and crews left after ensuring the area was made safe.”

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