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