People living in 70 DD postcodes are without power after a crash closed part of the A90 north of Dundee this morning.
Emergency services were called after a vehicle travelling northbound collided with a power line at Bogindollo near Finavon.
The road was closed in both directions but there are reports of southbound vehicles getting through.
The scene after the accident on the A90 north of Forfar this morning
SSE has confirmed has confirmed the incident has caused a widespread loss of power in the area and has listed the areas affected.
The company said in a statement: “We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed. Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.”
Restoration is expected at 11.30am.
A police spokesman said that the vehicle was occupied by a female who was shaken but not injured.
A police statement said: “Diversions are in place and engineers are en route to repair the damage as soon as possible.”
The area is said to be heavily congested as a result.
John Milne posted on Facebook: “Big crash south of Finavon. Both carriageways closed.
“Take the back roads around it because you’re going nowhere.”
Traffic Scotland tweeted at 8.38am that the road was expected to be closed for up to 45 minutes.