Section of major road closed due to high winds

The A1 will be shut from 5am between Haddington and Thistly Cross due to high winds expected on the route.

Section of major road closed due to high winds

Part of a major road is closed on Tuesday after strong winds were forecast for some areas of the country.

The A1 was shut from 5am between Haddington and Thistly Cross due to high winds on the route.

The Met Office issued yellow warnings of wind for parts of Scotland between 5am and 9pm on Tuesday.

It said gusts of 50-60mph are likely and warned of gusts of 70-75mph around some of the most exposed coastal and upland sites.

The warning covers the Highlands, Moray, Fife, Falkirk, south-west Scotland, Lothian and Borders and parts of Strathclyde.

Traffic Scotland said the A1 was closed with a diversion via the A199 and advised drivers to plan ahead.

Police tweeted: “Be aware that due to high winds expected, the A1 will be closed tomorrow (January 7) from 5am.

“High sided vehicles should avoid travel on the A1 unless essential and motorists should allow extra time for their journey.”

Last month a police officer had to request the closure of the road after a lorry toppled over on to his patrol car during high winds.

The static police vehicle was “carrying out scene protection” after another lorry had toppled over between the two carriageways of the A1 between Haddington and Dunbar at around 10.15am on December 10.

No one was seriously injured in the incident.

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