A68: Major road reopens after one-vehicle crash near Edinburgh bypass

A major road has reopened on the outskirts of Edinburgh following a crash.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 3:28 pm

Part of the A68 was closed for several hours on Monday morning in both directions between the Edinburgh City Bypass and Salters Road after a vehicle crashed on the busy road.

Emergency services attended to assist with the incident and the vehicle was recovered.

There was no information on whether or not anyone had been injured in the crash.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At about 11.05am on Monday, 5 July, we received a report of a one vehicle crash on the A68 near the Salters Road junction.

“Emergency services attended and the road was closed between the Millerhill slip road to the A69 for a short time to allow for uplift of the vehicle."

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Traffic Scotland tweeted an update at about 1.30pm on Monday saying: “A68 now open.

A68: Major road closed in both directions near the Edinburgh bypass

“A720 traffic remains much heavier than normal as a result and will take a while to ease (Millerhill tot Gilmerton W/B).”

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