Major delays were reported after emergency gas main repairs started this morning on Dundee’s East Dock Street.
The “essential works” are taking place to the east of the junction with Peep O’Day Lane and mean the temporary closure of the east and westbound inside lanes over a 200m section of the dual carriageway.
One motorist reported “chaos” during the rush hour, with Dundee-bound traffic backed up to Greendykes.
Roadworks on Broughty Ferry Road are also having an impact on traffic, with motorists sent up and on to the Arbroath Road.
Xplore Dundee said that was causing delays on some services, including the number 28/29 bus and the 201 service.
One motorist said it had been “madness” on the Arbroath Road, with cars nose to tail the length of the stretch between Kingsway and the junction with Victoria Street/Blackscroft.
“I was unable to get out of my own street and sat there for ages watching the queues heading into the city centre,” the woman said.“There were cars backed up all the way to the Scott Fyfe roundabout.”
Gas distribution network company SGN said it was “difficult to confirm” how long the repairs will take to complete but promised that engineers would work “seven days a week”.
SGN’s Hannah Adam said: “As this is a busy route, we advise motorists to allow extra time for their journeys.
“We will do all we can to complete our work as quickly and safely as possible.”