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Lorry fire disrupts northbound M74 traffic

A lorry fire has caused severe disruption to traffic on the M74 motorway in South Lanarkshire.

Police and fire services were called to J7 Larkhall at 0720 BST on Wednesday.

The northbound carriageway is down to one lane and there are tailbacks of about six miles to J9 Draffen.

There are also delays on the nearby A72 Lanark Road which joins the M74 at Hamilton. Breakdowns northbound between J8 Canderside and J7 Larkhall are also adding to congestion.

No-one was injured in the lorry fire and efforts are ongoing to retrieve the vehicle.

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