HGV tries to cross Forth Road Bridge

Police were called to the bridge on Tuesday.

Police were called to the bridge on Tuesday.

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A heavy goods vehicle attempted to cross the Forth Road Bridge today (Tuesday) despite restrictions being in place.

North bound traffic was temporarily stopped as the police attended the scene.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 10.40am on Tuesday, January 5 an articulated HGV attempted to cross the Forth Road Bridge while restrictions were in place.

“Officers temporarily stopped traffic heading northbound to allow the HGV to be turned around safely.

“The male driver was subsequently charged with using a prohibited vehicle on a restricted road.

“The public are thanked for their patience and cooperation during this time.”