Edinburgh lorry overturns on major city road as area closed off to traffic

A major Edinburgh road has been closed off after a lorry overturned during an early morning journey. Emergency services had rushed to the scene at Cameron Toll shortly after 7.20am on Tuesday morning after the HGV had driven onto its side. Images from the scene shows both the cabin and trailer to have been pulled onto one side, with the vehicle blocking the entire road.

For updates on Nicola Sturgeon’s Covid announcement today please see our live blog here A number of firefighters were pictured alongside an appliance at the edge of the road closure, with teams working on the incident further in.

One eyewitness said: “It looked really bad, the entire lorry had tipped over onto its side and the place was swarming with fire fighters. I hope the driver is okay.

It looks like he smashed into the bridge.” Motorists in the area have been diverted away from the bridge and busy junction, with tailbacks and delays now gathering around Cameron Toll due to the closure. Traffic is experiencing long queues all the way towards Mayfield Road and Mayfield Gardens Dalkeith Road.

The lorry can be seen on its side

Lothian Buses have alerted passengers that a number of services have been diverted due to the ongoing incident.

Sign up for Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox Serviced 24,38,33,49,X83, 42 are all affected by the closures, with drivers unable to access Old Dalkeith Road, Peffermill Road and East Preston Street. Anyone using the mentioned services should allow extra time for their journey and check the up to date travel information.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received report of a lorry having struck a railway bridge and overturned at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh, around 7.30am on Tuesday, 16 November, 2021.

“No-one is injured and the road is closed between Peffermill Road and Old Dalkeith Road.”