Traffic misery after gas leak forces closure of Queensferry Road

The incident occurred at the Quality Street junction. Picture: Google
The incident occurred at the Quality Street junction. Picture: Google
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Capital motorists were left stuck in heavy traffic on Saturday morning after a gas leak forced the closure of one of Edinburgh’s main thoroughfares.

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Queensferry Road was closed in both directions near the Quality Street junction, causing severe disruption.

The incident occurred after works in the area caused a gas leak.

Police were called in to assist the Fire and Rescue service.

While the road was only shut for 15 minutes, it caused a heavy build-up of traffic which was still having an effect over an hour later.

Several members of the public took to social media to vent their frustration.

One wrote: “Avoid Queensferry Road in Edinburgh, an hour long traffic down Cramond and made me extremely late for work. Fuming.”

Another added: “Been on this bus an hour and a half and have travelled this far due to an accident on Queensferry Road.”

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