1. ITV Report

41 tonne crane trapped in road barrier on the A7

The road is now open and traffic is being kept to single file Photo: ITV Border

A 41 tonne crane closed the A7 for most of today after leaving the road and becoming trapped in the road barrier.

The one vehicle collision happened on the A7 just south of Skippers Bridge, Langholm, at around 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Traffic is now being controlled by traffic lights and kept to single file.

The road will close again at 3pm today for around two hours while temporary safety barriers are put in place.

The driver didn't suffer from any injuries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward:

We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this crash, where the crane left the road and came to rest on the safety barrier.

In particular we would like to speak to any drivers of lorries travelling northbound at this time. Anyone with any information can contact us at Lockerbie on the 101 number."

– Constable Scott Graham, Trunk Roads Policing Group, Lockerbie