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Major tailbacks after bus drives through Aberdeen roundabout

A bus has crashed and ended up on top of the four-mile roundabout in Bucksburn.
Picture by Kenny Elrick
A bus has crashed and ended up on top of the four-mile roundabout in Bucksburn. Picture by Kenny Elrick

A bus was left marooned on an Aberdeen roundabout for hours last night, causing major disruption to rush hour traffic.

Emergency services were called to the A96 Bucksburn to Aberdeen road at 5.25pm when the bus lost its way at the junction of Inverurie Road with Bankhead Avenue near the Four Mile Inn.

The First bus had no passengers on board, and there were long tailbacks as cars slowly edged their way around the obstruction.

A police spokesman said: “There were no injuries but there were traffic issues while the bus was being uplifted.”

The fire service received the call shortly after 5.30pm and several appliances surrounded the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “The incident involved a single-decker bus and nobody was trapped within the vehicle.

“The stop message came through at 5.50pm and no further action was required.”

The bus had driven through a sign on the roundabout and the back-end of the vehicle was seen obstructing the innermost lane.

Police cordoned off the area while the fire crews worked to recover the bus.

Motorists faced major tailbacks after police imposed a local diversion, with officers asking the public to avoid the area and use an alternative route.

Drivers from northbound traffic on the A96 were unable to exit at Sclattie Park.

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