South Scotland

Motorway reopens after lorry overturns

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Media captionThe A74(M) was shut northbound after a lorry overturned

The A74(M) has reopened northbound between Lockerbie and Moffat after being shut for several hours because a lorry had overturned.

Police were called out to the incident near the Annandale Water services at about 07:30.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 15 and 16 was shut for about five hours for recovery of the vehicle.

Diversions had been put in place. The driver of the lorry was not hurt in the incident.

Image caption The motorway was shut for about five hours northbound
Image caption Diversions were put in place while the recovery operation continued

The A75 Dumfries bypass was also closed for several hours due to a three-vehicle crash between the Lockerbie Road and Bloomfield roundabouts.

It reopened at about 15:00 and one woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries as a result of the accident.

A number of other accidents were also reported in the Newton Stewart, Whithorn and Glenluce areas due to icy conditions.

Image caption One person was seriously injured in a crash on the A75

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