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Lucky escape after dramatic silage spill

The spilled silage almost reached the top of the front door Credit: Jonny Roome

Homeowners in Dumfriesshire had a narrow escape after a tractor towing silage tipped over into their front gardens.

The 22-year-old tractor driver, from Torthorwald, was passing through the village of Glencaple at 6.30pm last night (26th August), when the accident happened.

The overturned tractor and trailer Credit: ITV News Border

Two houses were damaged after the trailer landed on the front walls, but nobody was injured and a police investigation is underway.

The trailer was only a few feet away from the house Credit: ITV News Border

The straw that broke the tractor's back

The overturned tractor on the Kingmoor park roundabout Credit: ITV News Border

A trailer carrying a trailer load of hay overturned on a roundabout, blocking Carlisle city bypass.

The overturned tractor and trailer partially blocked the roundabout Credit: ITV News Border

The accident happened on the A689 Carlisle city bypass at Kingmoor Park roundabout.

The overturned tractor Credit: ITV News Border
Work begins to clean up the hay Credit: ITV News Border
Overturned tractor Credit: ITV News Border

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