Burning lorry closes city bypass

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Pic: Lisa McPhillips
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Pic: Lisa McPhillips
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A section of the city bypass was closed this morning after a lorry caught fire on the A720 at Gilmerton.

Firefighters were called to the HGV that was “well-alight” at 8.53am on Tuesday.

The road was closed eastbound as black smoke billowed across the motorway.

The temporary closure added to traffic disruption in the Capital following the closure of the A9 since last night.

The A720 was re-opened at 9.35am.

Police confirmed there were no injuries.