Devastating images show charred truck & car after horror crash …
DEVASTATING pics have shown the aftermath of a horror crash on the A9.
A car and the charred wreckage of a lorry were left on the road after this morning's devastating crash at Dalmagarry, between Tomatin and Moy, around 6am.
2The scene of the horror crash on the A9Credit: © JASPERIMAGE.COM
2Fire crews were called to tackle a lorry fireCredit: © JASPERIMAGE.COM
Fire crews and police were seen responding to the incident that saw the A9 closed in both directions.
Four fire engines and specialist resources were scrambled to the area to tackle the lorry fire.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 6.09am on Friday, 26 May to reports of a road traffic collision on the A9 near Tomatin.
"Operations Control mobilised four appliances and specialist resources to the scene, where firefighters extinguished a fire affecting a lorry."
A tweet from Police Scotland's North Highlands team warned of 'several hours' of disruption.
They wrote: "Due to a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a car on the A9 near Dalmagarry, the road will remain closed to allow for resurfacing works to be carried out.
"This is expected to take several hours and the public is asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes."
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 6.08am this morning to attend a road traffic collision on the A9 near Tomatin.
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"We dispatched three ambulances to the scene."
A 70 mile diversion was put in place as mercy crews arrived at the scene.
Drivers heading north were diverted right at Granish onto the A95, continue to Grantown on Spey at the A95/A939 Roundabout.
Take the first exit and continue on the A939 to A939/A940 Junction.
Turn Left onto the A939 and continue to the A939/A96 Junction – Turn Left onto Forres Road and continue on the A96 to Inverness – Thereafter follow permanent signing.
Southbound traffic has been told to turn around at Tomatin and continue northbound on the A9 to Raigmore Interchange – Take the offslip to Raigmore interchange and take the third exit onto the A96 and continue to Nairn.
Turn Right onto the A939 and continue to the A939/A940 Junction.
Turn right onto the A939 and continue to Grantown on Spey – At the A939/A95 Roundabout, take the third exit and continue to A95 Granish and thereafter follow the permanent signing.
Police Scotland have been approached for comment.
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