Glasgow & West Scotland

Major delays on M74 after forklift falls off lorry

Scene of the accident Image copyright Traffic Scotland
Image caption The accident happened shortly after 13:00

Drivers faced major delays on the M74 after a forklift fell off an HGV in Glasgow.

Northbound lanes between Maryville (Junction 4) and Daldowie (Junction 3a) were closed for several hours as a result of the incident.

Drivers on the M73 also experienced congestion when they joined the M8 at Stepps (Junction 11).

The road surface has been damaged as a result of the accident, which happened at about 13:15.

At 19:20 Traffic Scotland tweeted that the hard shoulder has reopened to traffic between the Maryville and Daldowie junctions.

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