Edinburgh Bypass partially closed following two car crash

Emergency crews were quick to close off one lane of traffic following the incident on Friday afternoon.

Edinburgh Bypass partially closed as police shut down motorway after two car crash Traffic Scotland

A major Scottish road remains partially closed while police clear the remains of a crash involving at least two vehicles.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene on the Edinburgh Bypass shortly after 12:50pm following the incident on the westbound carriageway near Straiton.

Roads bosses have urged motorists to avoid the area at all costs, with one lane remaining out of use and travel times of more than an hour reported.

It is currently unknown whether anyone was injured in the collision, but officers and teams from the motorway recovery service are still on the scene.

The road is expected to be subject to closure and delays for some time, with queues tailing back as far as Millerhill.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers are in attendance following a two-vehicle crash on the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass westbound near the Straiton junction, which was reported around 12.50pm.

“One lane is closed while the vehicles are recovered.”

Traffic Scotland advised drivers were currently waiting as long as 80 minutes to travel between Baberton and Straiton under current conditions.

They added: “One lane remains blocked on the Edinburgh City bypass heading west at Straiton following an earlier road traffic collision.

“Avoid the area if at all possible.”

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