Major road closed overnight after 'serious' collision

The A9 was closed in both directions between Dalwhinnie and Kingussie for several hours following the crash on Sunday evening.

A9 Inverness to Perth road closed in both directions overnight after ‘serious’ collision © Google Maps 2024

A major road in the Scottish Highlands was shut in both directions overnight following a serious two-vehicle crash.

The collision happened on the A9 Inverness to Perth road, north of Dalwhinnie, close to the junction with the A889 at around 8pm on Sunday.

Emergency services closed the road in both directions as they dealt with a “serious road traffic accident.”

The route was closed for over eight hours, with motorists being diverted away from the area.

The A9 reopened at around 4.44am on Monday.

The extent of any injuries is unclear at this time.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service tasked three appliances to the scene after police called for assistance.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call from Police at 7.54pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. We mobilised three appliances to the scene to assist Police Scotland.

“The stop message was received at 10.13pm, with the last appliance leaving the scene at around 10.27pm.”

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