Traffic building on Queensferry Crossing after tractor falls off lorry - Traffic Scotland update
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Drivers are being warned to expect delays on the Queensferry Crossing after a tractor fell off a lorry on the southbound carriageway.
Heavy traffic has built up with lengthy delays reported on the M90 between Fife and Edinburgh and in surrounding villages, according to the latest reports from the AA. Police were called out shortly before 10.30am on Thursday, August 24, after one lane was blocked when the tractor caused an obstruction after toppling off the back of an HGV.
Recovery efforts continued for several hours causing massive tailbacks with severe delays of more than an hour. The vehicle was lifted off the road shortly before 2pm but delays are ongoing.
The latest update from Traffic Scotland just after 3pm said: "Traffic remains heavy Southbound over the Queensferry Crossing this afternoon following the earlier breakdown Slowing back past Halbeath- Approx. 25 minute delay.”
Police Scotland earlier tweeted: “Fife Road Policing are currently dealing with a tractor that has fallen from an HGV on the southbound carriageway of the Queensferry Crossing. One lane is currently operating due to the obstruction and southbound traffic is heavy on approach. Please allow extra time for travel.”