Landslide probe verdict

Police have closed the A6106 Dalkeith to Edinburgh road at Lugton due to a landslide.
Police have closed the A6106 Dalkeith to Edinburgh road at Lugton due to a landslide.

Extreme weather and potential mine workings may both have contributed to an underground slip on the A6106 in Dalkeith, according to a report.

A specialist ground investigation contractor was appointed in July to investigate apparent ground movement and severe cracks which had appeared on the Old Dalkeith Road at Lugton.

The road is currently closed and a diversion is in place round Lugton Brae.

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