Carriageway blocked by police after vehicle bursts into flames

Diversions have been put in place for drivers as the A96 carriageway has been blocked by emergency services.

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A carriageway in Aberdeenshire has been blocked off after a lorry erupted in flames near a supermarket.

Police and fire crews have been called to the scene after the incident occurred just after 7am.

The A96 road in Huntly was shut to drivers while emergency services deal with the incident near an Asda on Steven Road.

Traffic Scotland have issued a warning to drivers and say traffic is being diverted locally.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) say three fire engines were required to treat the flames but no one was injured.

Police Scotland confirmed officers are in attendance to carry out traffic management and support fire crews at the scene.

A spokesperson for Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “

A SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 5.52am on Tuesday, December 13 to reports of a lorry on fire near to Asda, Steven Road, Huntly.

“Operations Control immediately mobilised three appliances to the scene and firefighters extinguished the fire.

“There were no reported casualties and crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

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