A serious crash has forced the closure of the A9 and sparked a 70-mile diversion for drivers.

Police and ambulance crews were called to reports of a collision involving a car and a lorry near Dalmagarry, between Tomatin and Moy, around 6am on Friday.

The carriageway is closed on all approaches as a result. 

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 6.05 am on Friday, 26 May, 2023 we received a report of crash involving a car and a lorry on the A9 near Dalmagarry.

"Emergency services are in attendance and a number of road closures are in place.

"The public are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes."

Traffic Scotland has advised road users to use the available signed diversion route and allow extra time for their journey. 

Diversion route

Northbound: For Northbound Traffic, turn 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 :- For southbound Traffic, 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 permanent signing.