HEAVY rain caused chaos on the road network at the weekend, with a landslide shutting the A7 south of Langholm.

There were no injuries, however the resulting debris on the road caused travel disruption in both directions.

The vital trunk road is maintained by Amey.

A spokesperson for Amey’s South East Trunk Road Unit, said: “Around 2.30pm on Saturday, August 10, our Control Room reported a landslip on the A7 south of Skippers Bridge, near Langholm.

“We immediately dispatched a 5-tonne excavator, an Incident Support Unit, two tipper lorries and a chainsaw crew to assist in the clearance at this location.

“Lane one was re-opened under traffic light control around 9pm while further clearance took place on the other side of the road.

“The road is now clear, but traffic lights remain in operation as a safety measure until we are assured the bank is stabilised.

“Obviously, the unprecedented heavy rainfall at this time of year played a part in this incident.

“We thank road users for their patience and understanding while this work was taking place.”