40 crashes on M74 in one day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Police Scot­land are urg­ing Ruther­glen mo­torists to drive safely in heavy rain­fall as more than 40 crashes were recorded on the M74 in a sin­gle day.

On Easter Sun­day, March 24, ad­verse weather con­di­tions swept across Scot­land as part of Storm Katie and saw ex­tremely haz­ardous driv­ing con­di­tions in some ar­eas.

On the M74 in South La­nark­shire, police pa­trols at­tended over 40 sep­a­rate crashes caused by driv­ing rain, sleet and snow.

No one was se­ri­ously in­jured in any of the in­ci­dents, but police have warned lo­cals to pay close at­ten­tion to the weather fore­casts in the com­ing weeks.

The force said of­fi­cers from the trunk roads police group would con­tinue to per­form high vis­i­bil­ity pa­trols through­out the area.

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