Delays after Edinburgh City Bypass lorry sheds load

Edinburgh City Bypass A Scania tipper lorry's trailer came loose and scattered a huge quantity of paper and polystyrene over the Edinburgh City Bypass

Motorists are being warned of huge delays on the Edinburgh City Bypass after a lorry shed its load.

The incident happened at about 14:20 on the westbound carriageway between the Dreghorn and Baberton Junctions.

A Scania tipper lorry's trailer came loose and scattered a large quantity of paper and polystyrene over the road.

No-one was injured, however, the westbound carriageway is closed and is likely to remain so for some time, Police Scotland said.

Drivers are being advised to take alternative routes while the debris is cleared and the truck is recovered.

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