A SECTION of the A1 in East Lothian was closed to all vehicles on Tuesday due to high winds - while the entirety of the road from Old Craighall to the Border was shut to high-sided vehicles.

Despite the high-sided vehicle ban, two lorries overturned in separate incidents due to the weather.

One blew over between the Thistly Cross and Spott roundabouts near Dunbar at about noon, no one was injured (see image below, by Nick Mailer).

East Lothian Courier:

The second incident took place at the Thorntonloch Beach junction at about 12.20pm; again, no one was injured.

Both incidents did not cause any major disruption.

Police have confirmed that the drivers of the two overturned lorries have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal and the Transport Commissioner.

Police had earlier warned that drivers of high-sided vehicles who ignored the ban and continue to drive on the A1 could face charges.

The A1 was closed to all vehicles in both directions from 5am on Tuesday between Haddington and the Thistly Cross Roundabout, near Dunbar.

Meanwhile, the whole of the A1, from the A720 Old Craighall junction to the English Border, was later closed to high-sided vehicles for safety reasons.

Traffic Scotland urged drivers not to ignore police warnings as wind speeds were said to be up to 68 miles per hour.

Network Rail said services were still running but there were some speed restirctions to certain types of trains on the East Coast Main Line south of Dunbar.

East Coast Buses services were also affected.

The restrictions were lifted at 5am on Wednesday morning.

It is understood that the full closure of the section of road between Haddington and Thistly Cross was put into action after several high-sided vehicles were blown over on that stretch of road last month, including one of them landing on top of a police car.

An alternative route was available via the A199.

The closure came after a yellow warning for wind for East Lothian was issued by the Met Office.

The warning began at 5am and ran through till 9pm.