THE A1 was closed to all high-sided vehicles for much of Saturday due to strong winds.

The whole route through East Lothian from the A720 Old Craighall junction to the English Border was closed to all high-sided vehicles for safety reasons, the second time this week.

The closure took effect from midnight and was lifted at about 2.30pm after the wind eased.

Meanwhile, the road was closed to all vehicles between Haddington and Thistly Cross Roundabout due to the winds. That closure has also now been lifted.

The Met Office re-issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for strong winds on Wednesday following a previous high winds warning for Tuesday.

This weekend's weather warning began at 3am on Saturday and is in effect until 6pm.

Previously, strong winds on Tuesday closed part of the A1 to all vehicles and the whole route to high-sided vehicles.

However, two lorries were blown over in the gales.

The decision taken to close the A1 to high-sided vehicles on both Tuesday and Saturday follows a number of lorries being blown over on the road in high winds last month - including one falling on top of a police car.