Lanarkshire lorry fire locks down M74 causing major delays

A LORRY fire on the M74 is causing major delays this morning.

The vehicle last night burst out in flames on the northbound carriageway near junction 14 at Crawford, Lanarkshire,

A burn out lorry is blocking the M74

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A burn out lorry is blocking the M74

Fire crews have tackled the blaze but the burnt out vehicle is still blocking the road, which remains closed.

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

A cop spokesperson 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.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment.

We told last night how, in an unrelated incident, a man appeared in court charged with the murder of Glasgow flat fire victim Rahul Thakur.[1]

Junnaird Siddiqui is alleged to have killed Mr Thakur in the city’s Pollokshields area last Tuesday.

Mr Thakur died as a blaze broke out[2] at a flat on Lincluden Path, McCulloch Street.

Siddiqui has also been charged over alleged wilful fire raising.

The 53-year-old made no plea during a private hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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References

  1. ^ murder of Glasgow flat fire victim Rahul Thakur. (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  2. ^ died as a blaze broke out (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  3. ^ [email protected] (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)