Forth Road Bridge oil spill causes traffic chaos

THE Forth Road Bridge has reopened after an oil spill earlier this afternoon.

By Ian Swanson
Monday, 1st June 2015, 6:26 pm
There is a spill on the Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Ian Rutherford
There is a spill on the Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Speed restrictions were imposed and one lane of the northbound carriageway was closed for around two hours following reports of the 400-metre spill yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman said the liquid had been identified as hydraulic oil, which had probably leaked from a lorry as it crossed the bridge.

He said: “Because the bridge was closed for two hours, it will take a while [for built-up traffic] to clear.

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“Unfortunately, there will be long delays for people getting home.”