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

Monday, 14th October 2019, 9:02 am
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 10:02 am
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.

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

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"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."