Bypass reopens after lorry strike Edinburgh city bypass barrier

Media captionA lorry crashes into executive reservation on A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass

The Edinburgh city bypass has reopened after being sealed for 7 hours causing large delays.

Police pronounced nobody was harmed when a lorry strike a executive reservation after a tyre blew out nearby a Calder connection on a A720, during about 07:20.

Footage from a dashcam filmed from on a other side of a highway shows a lorry hurtling down a steel barrier.

The lorry appears to have mounted a executive separator and comes tighten to channel into approaching traffic.

The bypass was sealed eastward via a morning though reopened during about 14:30.

There were queues several miles prolonged following a crash, that also influenced a M8 streamer into Edinburgh, behind to Junction 3 during Livingston.

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Traffic Scotland picture shows a lorry on a executive barrier

There were also queues on a M9 southbound streamer down to a M8, with trade behind to 1a during Kirkliston.

There were serve queues on all routes streamer to a bypass, a A71, a A70 and a A772 Gilmerton Road.