Police warned motorists in Dundee to avoid Forfar Road on Tuesday morning.
A broken down lorry blocking a lane of the busy route caused a huge build-up of rush hour traffic.
Police Scotland is currently assisting with a broken down Tanker on the Northbound carriageway Forfar Road, Dundee at the junction with Claverhouse Road.
Traffic is beginning to build up and drivers are asked where possible to avoid the area and take an alternative route.
— TaysidePolice (@TaysidePolice) September 4, 2018
Police said the stricken tanker was on the northbound carriageway at the Claverhouse Road junction.
At about 10.45am the force updated: “The road is now clear after the earlier tanker breakdown that caused significant traffic problems.
“Thanks to all who shared the message and also to those who showed patience on the road.”