A68 is closed in both directions due to overturned lorry and recovery work at A6088 (Carter Bar).
Emergency Services are on the scene near to the England and Scotland Border where a lorry has overturned.
Police say the road will remain closed until at least 11:00 as a crane will be needed to recover the vehicle.
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