17 October 2010
Fire in Clyde Tunnel
Firefighters have extinguished a fire inside the northbound
carriageway of the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow.
Strathclyde Firefighters this afternoon extinguished a car fire
inside the northbound carriageway of the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow.
There were no casualties.
Strathclyde Fire & Rescue's Operations Support Centre
received a call concerning the fire at 14.41hrs and two fire
appliances from Govan Community Fire Station and one each from
Yorkhill and Knightswood community fire stations were despatched to
Fire crews found that the car on fire was about 150 metres
inside the northbound tunnel. Firefighters wearing breathing
apparatus brought the incident under control by 15:43hrs.
The incident caused the temporary closure of the southbound as
well as northbound tunnel, causing considerable traffic disruption.
The southbound tunnel was later switched to contraflow.
PLEASE NOTE: Both tunnels are now open and operating