A major north-east road was closed for more than six hours after a lorry overturned.
The male driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital yesterday morning, following the incident near Blackburn which occurred just after 5am.
Police asked motorists to avoid the area while the A96 was shut off to traffic between the Aberdeen Airport roundabout and the Blackburn roundabout heading north.
There was major traffic delays and tailbacks as the lorry lay on its side, blocking off the whole carriageway.
Ambulance crews took the man to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and he is believed to have sustained only minor injuries.
His daughter, Karen Greig posted on social media to let well-wishers know her father was okay after many people expressed concern for his safety following the accident.
In response to the messages, she wrote on one post: “Driver is okay! Thank you for everyone who was concerned xx”
Local diversions were put in place via Newmachar at the time and a police spokesman confirmed that the road reopened at around 12.10pm after the recovery of the vehicle.
Fire crews were also called out to attend the incident.
A spokeswoman for the service said: “We were called at 5.10am and we had three appliances on the scene and one heavy rescue unit.
“We made the vehicle safe and then received a stop call at 5.35am.”
Bus company Stagecoach Bluebird was forced to reroute several of their services because of the diversion.
They had a shuttle bus running between Kintore and Blackburn as the 10, 420, 37, x37 and 220 were all diverted from Craibstone to Elrick, following the road to Dunecht then to Kintore.
The incident also had a knock-on effect to their other services because passengers had to wait around an extra 20 minutes due to the delays.
After the road reopened, their services returned to normal.