Scots motorway locked down as jackknifed Home Bargains lorry causes huge jam

A BUSY motorway near the border has been locked down after a Home Bargains lorry jacknifed – causing horrendous tailbacks. Emergency services raced to the A74(M) near Kirtlebridge, Dumfries-shire, shortly before 5pm after the one-vehicle crash.

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The crash has locked down the A74(M) in DumfriesshireCredit: Tahir MufteeScots motorway locked down as jackknifed Home Bargains lorry causes huge jam

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A Home Bargains lorry jackknifedCredit: Tahir MufteeScots motorway locked down as jackknifed Home Bargains lorry causes huge jam

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Huge tailbacks are still in placeCredit: Tahir Muftee

Drivers have been urged to avoid the area and a diversion has been put in place along the B7076. Traffic has been queuing on the northbound carriageway of the motorway for several hours.



Pictures show massive queues of traffic, trailing back for miles, as drivers face a long wait.

It comes after a Home Bargains truck jackknifed on the road. It is not yet known if there have been any casualties in the crash. Mercy crews remain on the scene.

To try and ease the traffic in the area, cars are being diverted along the B7076. A spokesperson from Police Scotland said: “We received a report of a serious crash believed to involve one vehicle on the M74 northbound, near junction 20, around 4.45pm. “Officers are in attendance alongside the Scottish ambulance service, fire service and air ambulance.”

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