Glasgow & West Scotland

Icy motorway in South Lanarkshire closed after accidents

Vehicles carrying signs announcing motorway closure
Image caption The route was closed for more than three hours as a fleet of ambulances responded to a series of calls

The main motorway between Scotland and England was closed for more than three hours after a spate of minor accidents.

Three people were hurt, although their injuries were described as not life-threatening.

Five ambulances were deployed, along with two air ambulances.

Police closed the M74 in South Lanarkshire in both directions on a stretch around Abington. Officers said the closure was the result of the weather conditions.

By 10:19 the motorway had been re-opened.

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