A9 closed both directions as tanker engulfed by fire on carriageway

The road is shut north of Dunblane as emergency services attend the scene.

The A9 was closed in both directions after a tanker erupted into flames after crashing on the carriageway.

The collision happened at around 3.30pm on Friday on the major route near the Queen Victoria school slip-road in Dunblane, north of Stirling.

A video from the scene shows the HGV’s cab engulfed in fire with thick, dark smoke rising above it.

A spokeswoman for SFRS confirmed that no one was injured as a result of the blaze.

The A9 was closed between Dunblane and Greenloaning with another crash on the southbound carriageway.

Traffic Scotland later confirmed that the southbound carriageway and lane two of the northbourn carriageway had been reopened to traffic, with lane one remaining closed to allow for recovery.

Police Scotland said: “The A9 north of Dunblane near Ashfield is currently closed in both directions as officers and emergency services respond to a lorry fire.

“This was reported to police at around 3.20pm on Friday, 3 March 3.

“Emergency services remain at the scene and the road is currently closed.”

An SFRS spokeswoman said: “We were alerted at 3.21pm on Friday, March 2, to reports of a lorry on fire on the A9 north of Dunblane near Ashfield.

“Operations Control mobilised five fire appliances.

“Crews received the stop signal at 5.16pm.”

More to follow…

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