South Scotland

A76 closed due to suspected gas leak and fire in Sanquhar

A number of properties were evacuated after a suspected gas leak and fire in Dumfries and Galloway.

The A76 was closed following the incident, which happened at about 16:15, near High Street, Sanquhar.

Traffic Scotland said the road was closed in both directions after the alarm was raised.

Police put a diversion in place but later said the incident was not serious. The road reopened at 17:30.

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