WEST FIFE roads have been at a standstill this morning (Tuesday) with the Queensferry Crossing closed due to adverse weather. 

Journeys to Edinburgh via the Kincardine bridge are taking around one hour 15 minutes but northbound to Fife are taking as long as around two hours. 

The situation has been made worse by the closure eastbound of the Kincardine Bridge, meaning traffic diverting by the Clackmannan Bridge and leading to traffic queueing back to Polmont on the M9.

As expected, there are major tailbacks on the A985 at Rosyth and onward. Back roads to the trunk road are all at a standstill too at Cairneyhill and Crossford. 

Traffic is very slow on the A907 also. 

Queensferry Crossing was shut last night after vehicles were hit by falling ice and snow. The bridge will be shut until further notice.

ScotRail and Stagecoach are putting on extra trains and buses and it is advised that commuters use public transport. 

The M90 was absolutely deserted at rush hour this morning. 

There is no diversion over the Forth Road Bridge but it will be open to public transport. 

Motorists travelling southbound are advised to divert via the A985 to the Kincardine Bridge and the M9, and the reverse for northbound traffic. 

Last night, Mark Arndt, Account Director for operating company Amey, said: “The decision was taken to close the Queensferry Crossing due to the severe weather conditions and risk of falling ice and snow.

“We are aware of eight vehicles that suffered damage due to falling ice and snow, however, there have been no injuries reported.

“We appreciate this closure will create disruption for drivers, however, we are asking drivers to use an alternative mode or route for their safety due to the continued weather conditions.

“We will assess conditions and open the bridge at the earliest opportunity once it is safe to do so. We thank drivers for their patience.”

The Multi-Agency Response Team, based at the Traffic Scotland National Control Centre in South Queensferry, is operational for the duration of the warning to monitor conditions and help deploy response teams where necessary. Traffic Scotland will continue to provide updates on social media, website and radio broadcasts.

For the latest information visit my.trafficscotland.org