Edinburgh bypass drivers face delays as skip lorry gets stuck under bridge
Edinburgh and Midlothian drivers have been warned to expect delays after a skip lorry became wedged under a bridge. Taking place near Sheriffhall roundabout, the HGV had crashed into the low bridge on the A7 between the A720 and Danderhall. Clearly believing they could fit under the concrete structure, the lorry itself had quickly become stuck, with the attached skip pushed from its secure position and left hanging almost vertically.
The front wheels of the truck were lifted clear of the road by the force of the impact and left hanging as the vehicle became wedged. Police and recovery services had raced to the scene on the A7, with motorists encouraged to avoid the area, and Traffic Scotland warning of delays on the bypass as a result. READ MORE – West Lothian girl left ‘extremely upset’ after man ‘acts inappropriately’ at bus stop
A number of Lothian Bus routes have also been diverted away from the scene. Speaking on social media, Edinburgh Traffic said: “Old Dalkeith Road is still blocked between Danderhall and Shawfair due to a lorry stuck under the bridge, Sign up for Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox
“Police and recovery are at the [email protected]_lothianbuses 33, 48, 49 & X33 diverted.” A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to a report of a one vehicle crash on Old Dalkeith Road, Danderhall, Dalkeith, at 7am on Thursday 22 July, 2022. “The road is currently closed and a diversion is in place.”There are no reports of anyone injured.”
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