East Lothian traffic: A1 closed between Haddington and Oaktree after collision near Gladsmuir

A section of the A1 in East Lothian has been closed following a one-car crash.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash, which took place on the A1 near the Gladsmuir junction at around 5pm today. The southbound lane of the road has been closed between Haddington and Oaktree.

Following the crash, drivers on the road were stuck in stand-still traffic. Police have now put a diversion in place, however, traffic is still moving slowly. It is not yet known when the road is expected to re-open. Officers have urged motorists to avoid the area.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "At around 5pm on Thursday, 8 December, 2022, we were called to a report of a one-car crash on the A1 southbound near Gladsmuir.

Drivers were stuck in stand-still traffic on the A1 in East Lothian. (Photo credit: Kevin Swann)

"Emergency services are currently in attendance and the southbound lane is closed with a diversion in place."

A section of the A1 in East Lothian has been closed after a collision.