M74 Closed After Spate Of Road Accidents

Route Closed In Both Directions Over The Weekend

25.11.2013

The M74 motorway was closed in both directions on Saturday (23 November) following several accidents in which three people are thought to have been injured.

Police closed the route, the main motorway between Scotland and England, in South Lanarkshire for around three hours in the morning after the incidents.

Officers said that the closure was as a result of icy conditions, with gritters then being deployed in order to treat both carriageways. The BBC reports that three people were hurt, although there were no reports of any serious injuries.

The road was re-opened by just around 10am.