Rush hour de­lays af­ter A96 crash

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PART of a north-east road was forced to close to­day fol­low­ing a three-car crash. Po­lice Scotland was called to the in­ci­dent on the A96 Aberdeen to In­verurie road, near Black­burn, at 6.28am. One of the cars, a grey Ford, was block­ing a lane of the route, forc­ing po­lice to close the stretch to al­low for re­cov­ery of the ve­hi­cle. The crash caused ma­jor tail­backs for com­muters this morn­ing, with queues stretch­ing to around two miles. A po­lice spokes­woman said: “We were called to a three-ve­hi­cle RTC. One of the ve­hi­cles was block­ing a lane. There are no re­ports of any in­juries. “The road was fully re­opened at 8.58am.” Mean­while, a dou­ble-decker bus and a car also crashed on a busy Aberdeen road. The col­li­sion hap­pened on North Dee­side Road at its junc­tion with Cults Av­enue. It in­volved a Toy­ota Yaris and a dou­ble-decker First bus. A Po­lice Scotland spokes­woman said: “We got the call at 7.35am and there were no re­ports of in­juries. “The driv­ers are OK, but an am­bu­lance was called as pre­cau­tion.” Of­fi­cers had ad­vised driv­ers to “avoid the area and con­sider an al­ter­na­tive route where pos­si­ble”. The road was re­opened at 9.35am. David Phillips, op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor for First Bus Aberdeen, said: “I can con­firm that our num­ber 19 ser­vice was in­volved in a col­li­sion this morn­ing at School Road. No in­juries were sus­tained by our driver or pas­sen­gers, and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched into the cause of the in­ci­dent.”

Three cars crashed on the A96 to­day lead­ing to ma­jor tail­backs

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