VIDEO: A90 reopens after accident near Dundee causes queues

The A90 near Dundee has reopened after a crash caused chaos this afternoon.

A crash involving a van on the A90 just north of the city caused tailbacks southbound.

The collision took place between Fintry Drive and Claverhouse Road at around 12.30pm.

© DC Thomson
Traffic queues on the A90 southbound

Police were in attendance with both southbound lanes restricted for more than an hour.

The force turned southbound motorists situated further north on the A90 back around and into Tealing to prevent further congestion.

Video footage, above this article, shows the extent of the queues.

Courier features writer Gayle Ritchie was stuck in traffic on the southbound carriageway of the A90 for almost two hours.

“I’d been on a job in Angus and was travelling to the office in Dundee just after 12.30pm,” she said.

“Traffic was at a standstill a mile or so north of Dundee and emergency vehicles were heading north, presumably to set up diversions. I sat there in the roasting heat, wondering what was happening, for a good 20 minutes.

“People started getting out of their cars – as I did – and realised we weren’t going anywhere for quite some time.

“A lorry driver told me about the accident at the Claverhouse roundabout and hinted we could we stuck for a while.

“The next thing that happened was that police officers, on foot, were telling drivers to reverse and head north – up the wrong side of the carriageway – and eventually come to diversions at either Murroes or Tealing but warned it could take a long time to get anywhere near Dundee. As time was kicking on, it made more sense for me to carry on heading north to my home where I was able to work for the rest of the afternoon.”

A police statement at 2.55pm said: “The A90 has now been cleared north of Dundee after the earlier RTC. Thanks to everyone for your patience while this was dealt with.”

There were no serious injuries.