A1 motorway in East Lothian closed as lorries blown over in high winds

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A section of the A1 motorway has been closed in East Lothian after two lorries were blown over in gale force winds.

The road has been shut off between Torness and Innerwick junctions in both directions while emergency services deal with the incident and diversions are set up.

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In a statement, Road Policing Scotland said: "Emergency service personnel are working under challenging circumstances due to the high winds. To reiterate, the road is likely to be closed in both directions for some time until it's safe to recover vehicles."

Heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph continue to cause significant delays on many of Scotland's busiest roads this morning.

Met Office weather warnings for rain and wind are in place for most of the country on Tuesday with the Central Belt caught between both alerts.

The scene of the accident: Police Scotland

The scene of the accident: Police Scotland

The A1 runs from Edinburgh to London and is a major commuter route.

The scene of the accident on the A1: Police Scotland

The scene of the accident on the A1: Police Scotland