A MAJOR Scottish Borders route is partially closed after a root vegetable spillage.

Traffic Scotland raised the alarm that a tractor carrying potatoes had overturned near Dunbar on the A1 at Thistly Cross Roundabout at around 7.45am this morning.

The resulting spillage forced the road to be closed southbound after Haddington.

Traffic has been diverted via the A199 before returning at the Thistly Cross Roundabout.

A recovery operation was then launched by the Trunk Road Incident Support Service in a bid to reopen the route, according to Traffic Scotland.

Police Scotland said it is not aware of any injuries.