Edinburgh by-pass reopens after seven-car pile-up spills petrol on the road

RUSH-HOUR traffic is on the move again but with massive delays after a seven-car shunt on the city by-pass

By Andy Shipley
Monday, 14th October 2019, 10:02 am
Police were called at 7.25am
Police were called at 7.25am

Police were scrambled to the A720 eastbound carriageway at around 7.25am after the crash in the outside lane.

No one was hurt though clean-up crews were deployed after petrol leaked onto the roadway.

Edinburgh Travel News tweeted: "All lanes now open City Bypass (E) following earlier RTC at Baberton.

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"Queues on the M8 (E) from Newbridge, heavy congestion Calder Rd, Wester Hailes Rd & Clovenstone Rd.

"With Bridge Rd also closed in Colinton, long delays Lanark Rd, Longstone Rd & Murrayburn Rd."

Drivers were caught up in knock-on delays caused by the smash.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We were called to a road traffic collision between seven vehicles.

"There were no reports of injuries however there was quite a bit of fuel on the road which has been cleaned up."