Forth Road Bridge delays after oil spill

The oil spill cause major delays. Picture: Johnston Press
The oil spill cause major delays. Picture: Johnston Press
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A MAJOR oil spill on the Forth Road Bridge this afternoon has caused traffic chaos, forcing delays of up to 45 minutes.

Bridge workers were forced to close one of the northbound lanes on the bridge after the spill occurred at 12.15pm.

The incident caused vehicles heading into Fife to bank up along the A90 as far south as the M9 spur.

A Forth Estuary Transport Authority spokesman said: “For safety and because oil can damage the asphalt on the bridge, it was essential that we cleaned it up as soon as possible.”

The bridge was reopened about 2.40pm.