Edinburgh Bypass: Traffic on A720 grinds to halt after lorry breakdown
Traffic ground to a halt on the Edinburgh City Bypass this afternoon, after the breakdown of a lorry.
Drivers face miles of queues on the westbound carriageway of the A720 after Gilmerton, with delays of around 30 minutes. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/traffic-and-travel
One lane is currently closed while the incident is dealt with.
Meanwhile, a traffic jam is understood to stretch back to the Millerhill area.
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At 1:20pm, Traffic Scotland first warned about the breakdown, telling motorists that a trunk road support team and police had been called to the scene.
In a 2pm update, the transport agency said: "Lane one of two remains closed westbound after Gilmerton due to a broken down HGV.
“Traffic queuing back to Millerhill. Delays approx 30 minutes."
Updates to follow.
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