Edinburgh traffic: Commuters face huge delays after M8 'multi-vehicle' crash

Edinburgh commuters faced major delays this evening due to a crash on the M8 road at Newbridge.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 5:52 pm
Motorists are facing delays on the City Bypass this evening. Pic: Traffic Scotland.

Traffic Scotland tweeted earlier that emergency services closed the M8 road westbound at Junction 2 by Newbridge - between the slip roads - because of a 'multi-vehicle' collision.

A fire service spokesman said three appliances were called to the scene shortly before 5:20pm this evening. The spokesman was unable to confirm whether any cutting gear was used.

Details of injuries are unknown but the Scottish Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

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Traffic Scotland tweeted again at 7:05pm to say that the M8 at Newbridge has reopened.

Edinburgh Travel News, which is run by members of the council's roads team, also posted a tweet which says traffic is slow moving eastbound because of a collision near Baberton, adding to the tailbacks.

Motorists are facing delays on the City Bypass this evening. Pic: Traffic Scotland.