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CHAOS: Po­lice in Fife were called to Junc­tion 4 of the M90 fol­low­ing a re­port of con­cern for a 64-year-old man

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - CH­ERYL PEE­BLES cpee­[email protected]­courier.co.uk

The clo­sure of one of the busiest roads in Scot­land caused traf­fic chaos yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The M90 was shut be­tween the Kelty and Crook of Devon junc­tions for more than an hour due to an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing the emer­gency ser­vices.

Mo­torists were di­verted and urged to avoid that sec­tion of the mo­tor­way but the clo­sure still caused lengthy tail­backs.

Driv­ers trav­el­ling south re­ported be­ing queued back be­yond the Crook of Devon junc­tion in Kin­ross-shire.

The in­ci­dent at Kelty, in which a 64-year-old man was se­ri­ously hurt, oc­curred at around 9.45am.

Ini­tially only the south­bound car­riage­way of the mo­tor­way, the main route be­tween Perth and Ed­in­burgh, was closed but shortly af­ter­wards po­lice also shut the north­bound lanes.

After the road re­opened at 11am, Po­lice Scot­land thanked the pub­lic for their pa­tience.

The in­jured man was air­lifted by the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice to the Ed­in­burgh Royal In­fir­mary.

An ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent was is­sued by po­lice.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokes­woman said: “Po­lice in Fife were called to Junc­tion 4 of the M90 fol­low­ing a re­port of con­cern for a 64-year-old man.

“The in­ci­dent hap­pened around 9.45am on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 10.

“The Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice also at­tended and the man was taken to hos­pi­tal.

“The M90 was tem­po­rar­ily closed in both di­rec­tions but has now re­opened.

“Mem­bers of the pub­lic are thanked for their pa­tience at this time.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent is asked to con­tact of­fi­cers on 101, quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 772 of Jan­uary 10.”

A spokesper­son for the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “We re­ceived a call to­day to at­tend an in­ci­dent on the M90 in Kelty and trans­ported one male pa­tient to Ed­in­burgh Royal In­fir­mary.”

We re­ceived a call to­day ... and trans­ported one male pa­tient to Ed­in­burgh Royal In­fir­mary

Pic­ture: Steven Brown.

The M90 was shut be­tween the Kelty and Crook of Devon junc­tions for more than an hour.

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