Police cordon causing major disruption for morning commuters on busy Edinburgh road

A police cordon is in place on the city bound carriageway of Gorgie Road.

Police have cordoned off a section of Gorgie Road close to the area's McDonald's.

UPDATE: A cordon remains in place but the road has reopened following a fire at a party shop. FULL STORY HERE

City bound traffic has been unable to pass through from around 5.30am today (Wednesday).

Police cordon causing major disruption for morning commuters on busy Edinburgh road

A fire appliance and police vehicles were in attendance.

An eye witness told the Evening News: "I could see lots of blue lights in the distance but it was not clear what was actually going on.

"The fire engine was parked on the other side of the road, over from the McDonald's.

"All traffic heading towards the city centre was having to make a u-turn, including the buses."

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Police Scotland has been approached for comment.

More details as they come.