South Scotland

A75 near Dumfries shut due to hay lorry fire

The A75 near Dumfries has been closed after emergency services were called out to deal with a hay lorry on fire.

The incident was reported at about 10:45 at the village of Collin.

Police Scotland said that poor visibility due to the smoke had required the road to be shut in both directions.

Diversions were being considered after the incident and drivers have been asked to avoid the area.

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