Long delays on Edinburgh Bypass after broken down vehicle

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Motorists are facing lengthy delays on the Edinburgh City Bypass this lunchtime due to a broken down vehicle.

The vehicle broke down between lane 1 of the A720 at the Straiton junction and the lay-by, appearing to partially block the westbound lane.

Queues of up to 15 minutes were originally reported following the incident at 11.10am.

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According to Traffic Scotland, the vehicle has now been cleared and moved to the hard shoulder, however drivers have been warned that traffic is still slow in the area.

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Traffic is building on the A720 westbound. Picture: Traffic Scotland/Twitter

Traffic is building on the A720 westbound. Picture: Traffic Scotland/Twitter