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Snowbound A9 reopens after being closed for five hours following lorry crash

The A9 between Perth and Inverness was closed both northbound and southbound between 7am and 12pm today, causing major traffic disruption.

Picture: Davie Macleod

Heavy snow had fallen in the area of the infamous Drumochter Pass, and the road closure was caused by a Tesco delivery lorry crashing off the road.

One picture posted on social media showed the accident.

Traffic Scotland confirmed that  the closure begun around 7am on Sunday at Wade Bridge-Dalnacardoch Lodge.

Then just before 12pm they announced the lorry had been removed and the road reopened.

However delays are expected to continue in the area for some time.

BEAR Scotland, who manage Scotland's North West trunk roads, are using ploughs to escort the traffic through.

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