Forth Road Bridge delays after oil spill

A MAJOR oil spill on the Forth Road Bridge this afternoon has caused traffic chaos, forcing delays of up to 45 minutes.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 6th June 2013, 4:57 pm
The oil spill cause major delays. Picture: Johnston Press
The oil spill cause major delays. Picture: Johnston Press

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

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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.