A9 lorry fire at Berriedale Braes causes 77-mile diversion
- 5 August 2014
- From the section Highlands & Islands
Drivers were forced to make a 77-mile diversion after a fire broke out on a lorry on the A9 just north of the Berriedale Braes in Caithness.
Emergency services were called to the scene at about 07:56.
The lorry's tractor unit and trailer, which was carrying rubbish, were destroyed. No-one was injured.
The A9 was closed in both directions between the A897 Dunrobin Street junction and the A99 junction in Latheron. It re-opened at about 16:30.
A 77-mile diversion had been put in place with cars being being diverted from Helmsdale via the A897/Thurso/Latheron.