South Scotland

A74(M) motorway lanes blocked by caravan crash

Three lanes of the northbound A74(M) motorway in Dumfries and Galloway had to be closed after a car and its caravan overturned.

Police said the incident happened at about 15:20 between the junctions for Lockerbie and Ecclefechan.

Fire fighters were sent to the scene to cut free an elderly couple from their vehicle.

A spokesman for Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said their injuries were not thought to be serious.

The hard shoulder was used to get vehicles past the scene of the accident. The road was fully open again by 19:30.

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