Long delays were felt eastbound along Queen Street following an accident involving one vehicle at the junction with Hanover Street.
The incident occurred at around 8am. No injuries were reported.
Edinburgh Travel News Twitter account reported that queues were stretching back around half a mile towards Randolph Crescent.
The incident was declared over at 8.36am.
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