A1 closure: Fuel spill and broken down HGV cause A1 at Eyemouth to close

The A1 is closed in both directions this morning between Eyemouth and Berwick due to a broken down HGV and a fuel spill.

Traffic Scotland reported the spill and the breakdown at 6am on Monday and issued an update just after 11am confirming the road was still closed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said officers were called at 4.10am to assist with traffic management after an HGV broke down on the northbound A1 near Ayton.

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A second HGV reported an oil spill at 4.55am near Lamberton and as a result the southbound carriageway was also closed.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead and use alternative routes if possible to avoid delays.

Two 13-mile diversions are in place for drivers who do approach the closure.

People travelling south are being diverted right towards Ayton – just south of the A1107 junction – and will rejoin the A1 at the north end of the Berwick bypass.

While drivers going north should take a left on the A6105 – at the north end of the Berwick bypass – before rejoining the A1 at the south exit from Ayton.

A Fuel spill and broken down HGV have caused the A1 at Eyemouth to close this morning.

Police Scotland remain on the scene working with Northumbria Police and the road will be closed until further notice.

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