Edinburgh traffic: Drivers face delays of over an hour on the city bypass following crash

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The crash was reported earlier this morning

Drivers on the Edinburgh City Bypass are facing delays of over an hour following a crash. 

Drivers on the Edinburgh City Bypass are facing severe delays following a crashDrivers on the Edinburgh City Bypass are facing severe delays following a crash
Drivers on the Edinburgh City Bypass are facing severe delays following a crash | Traffic Scotland

The incident is affecting traffic in both directions between Baberton and Dreghorn.

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Traffic Scotland said: “The A720 is restricted eastbound between Baberton and Dreghorn due to a road traffic incident. Motorists are advised to approach with caution and should allow for longer than normal journey times.”

The incident is affecting traffic in both directions between Baberton and DreghornThe incident is affecting traffic in both directions between Baberton and Dreghorn
The incident is affecting traffic in both directions between Baberton and Dreghorn | Traffic Scotland

At 9am, Traffic Scotlnd posted on X: “All lanes have reopened following an earlier collision eastbound however traffic remains extremely busy this morning!”

Drivers travelling eastbound were warned to expect severe delays of over an hour. Writing on social media they said drivers on the A720 should prepare for: “Approximately 85 minutes delay eastbound back from M8 at Livingston 2 [and] approximately 45 minute delay westbound from Sheriffhall.”

The AA said the A720 is ‘partially blocked’ with drivers experiencing ‘severe delays.’ They added congestion on the bypass is’ tailing back onto the M8 to J3 (Livingston).’

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