THERE was traffic chaos on the M90 last week as a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police responded to reports of concern for a 64-year-old man who was later transported by air ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The motorway was shut between the Kelty and Crook of Devon junctions for more than an hour as Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended the scene.

Lengthy tailbacks were caused and diversions were put in place.

The police thanked the public for their patience after the road reopened at around 11.10am.

A statement said: “The incident happened around 9.45am on Thursday, January 10. The road was temporarily closed following reports of concern for a man. He has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“Members of the public are thanked for their patience while this incident was ongoing.”

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.”