Queensferry Crossing is still shut this morning(Tuesday) after ice and snow fell from the bridge’s cables onto vehicles below. 

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

Journey times via the Kincardine bridge are over an hour. 

Traffic Scotland say the situation continues to be monitored.

Southbound has been shut since rush hour last night but now both sides of the bridge have been closed. 

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

The Queensferry Crossing is closed as a safety precaution due to a risk of ice and snow falling from the cables.

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

With severe weather forecast overnight, the bridge is expected to remain closed throughout Tuesday morning peak, until manual inspections confirm that it is safe to reopen.

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.or

Forth Road Bridges say the Forth Road Bridge is currently unavailable as a diversion route. 

The southbound carriageway is being resurfaced and the main expansion joints of the bridge are in the process of being replaced. 

More details to follow.