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‘Avoid the area’: Flooding causes widespread traffic disruption in Edinburgh

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Traffic Scotland is reporting heavy traffic on approach, with delays of approximately 30 minute delays back to Gilmerton and 40 minutes eastbound back from the M8.

Drivers have reported being stuck on the Edinburgh Bypass for three hours.

Police Scotland took to X to advise drivers to avoid the area.

The City of Edinburgh Council has also confirmed that, due to flooding, both West Princes Street Gardens and Inch Park are closed until further notice.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain is in place covering Edinburgh until the early hours of Friday morning.

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