Traffic misery after gas leak forces closure of Queensferry Road
Capital motorists were left stuck in heavy traffic on Saturday morning after a gas leak forced the closure of one of Edinburgh's main thoroughfares.
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Queensferry Road was closed in both directions near the Quality Street junction, causing severe disruption.
The incident occurred after works in the area caused a gas leak.
Police were called in to assist the Fire and Rescue service.
While the road was only shut for 15 minutes, it caused a heavy build-up of traffic which was still having an effect over an hour later.
Several members of the public took to social media to vent their frustration.
One wrote: “Avoid Queensferry Road in Edinburgh, an hour long traffic down Cramond and made me extremely late for work. Fuming.”
Another added: “Been on this bus an hour and a half and have travelled this far due to an accident on Queensferry Road.”
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