M9 shut after five-vehicle smash near Falkirk

Motorists travelling westbound on the M9 face delays this evening following a collision involving five vehicles near Falkirk.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 6:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 9:16 pm
Emergency services are in attendance after the five vehicle collision on the M9. Picture: Michael Gillen

The incident happened about 5pm near junction 6 of the motorway.

Police Scotland have closed the M9 northbound between junctions 5 and 6.

The closures will allow emergency services to carry out recovery efforts at the scene.

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Motorists have been told to find an alternative route.

A Police Scotland Twitter post said: “This incident remains ongoing and we will be implementing a full northbound closure shortly between junctions 5 & 6 shortly to assist recovery. Traffic will be diverted off #M9 at junction 5. Find alternative route if possible. @trafficscotland.”

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