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.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 3:09 pm

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."

Drivers face miles of queues on the westbound carriageway of the A720 after Gilmerton.

Updates to follow.

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