South Scotland

Road blocked by bags of clothes

Bags on A1 Image copyright @garrygodsell
Image caption Twitter user Garry Godsell posted a photograph of the scene

Dozens of bags of clothes have been cleared from a major road in the Borders after a lorry shed its load.

Police Scotland said they found debris strewn across both carriageways of the A1, south of Grantshouse, after responding to a call at 06:25.

The lorry driver and a passenger managed to clear the north-bound side of the road so officers could operate a one-way system.

A police spokeswoman said the road fully reopened at 09:00.

Lorry driver Garry Godsell said the bags had been strewn across about 200 yards (182m) of the road.

He said: "It happened before I got there. Some of the traffic was threading its way through the north bound side.

"The vehicle involved was in a lay-by and its green curtain had come off."

Traffic Scotland said the incident happened between the A6112 Grantshouse and the B6437 Auchencrow.

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