A fire involving a car transporter lorry has caused major delays with the M74 remaining closed

All lanes of the M74's southbound carriageway have been affected and the northbound carriageway is closed.

IN PICTURES: Fire drama on the M74 as car transporter bursts into flames

The incident occurred between junctions 9 and 10, near Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire.

No one is thought to be injured as a result of the incident. 

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Traffic is being diverted off at J10 Wellburn with drivers warned to expect delays and avoid the area if possible.