Swamp blues for driver

A SUDDEN frost caused a spate of accident across South West Scotland early yesterday (TUES).

Dumfries and Galloway Police reported more than a dozen in a three hour spell.

Overnight showers and a frost with temperatures plunging to -3 degrees in many areas made roads treacherous in many parts.

In one crash on the A75 Gretna – Stranraer Euro-route a local man’s car plunged off the road at the Kirkcudbright junction and landed in a swamp several feet deep.

The Stewartry area was the worst hit area with two lorries involved in a collision near Corsock and several other accidents on the A75 near the Ramhill Bridge, east of Castle Douglas.

A police spokesman at Dumfries said: “We had 10 accidents in short spell at one stage early yesterday morning starting at around 6am.

“Fortunately no one has been reported seriously injured although at least two cars ended up on their roof. In another accident a Castle Douglas driver had a lucky escape when his car ended up in three feet of swampy ground.”

He added: “The Stewartry area seems to have been worst affected.”