Motorists faced traffic chaos today after a lorry struck a rail bridge and overturned on a major commuter route.
The driver, a 44-year-old man, was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the vehicle hit a rail bridge and overturned at Inverkeilor on the A92.
A police spokeswoman said he had been charged with a road traffic offence in connection with the incident.
Both directions were blocked between Arbroath and Montrose as emergency services dealt with the incident, leading to major disruption.
Police, the ambulance and fire and rescue services were called at about 5.50am to the scene near Main Road.
The lorry driver was taken to Arbroath Royal Infirmary, but his injuries were not believed to have been serious.
The road remained closed until 1.10pm while the lorry, which tipped over onto its side, was recovered.
Vehicles were diverted via the B965 junction in Inverkeilor and the Tarry Road junction in Arbroath and trains were delayed.
Network Rail were also called to check the bridge for damage.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The call came in at 5.57 this morning. A lorry hit a bridge and the road was completely closed.
“There is one casualty, but their injuries are not life threatening or serious.
“They have been taken to the Arbroath Infirmary. Traffic heading south was diverted to the B965.
“Network rail have been called to deal with the bridge and make sure there’s no permanent damage.”
Two fire crews from Arbroath attended, but the driver was released from the lorry before they arrived.
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “The driver was released prior to our arrival. Two crews were in attendance, both from Arbroath. They left at 7.22am.”
Train services between Arbroath and Montrose were delayed.
A ScotRail spokesman said: “We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by circumstances outwith our control.”
EIS Waste, the Aberdeen company who own the lorry, declined to comment.